Heads and Tails

Baştan Başa

Turkey, 2019, 59 min, Colour

Heads and Tails chronicles the curious hair trade between Turkey and Israel. Two Turkish-Israeli women, Coya and Sima, get the tails of hair from male hair traders from Turkey and sell them to wig makers in Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan and Bnei Brak. Orthodox Jewish women cover their heads with the wigs made of the hair once belonged to women from Anatolia. In this journey, the hair is turned into a commodity, a means of living and source of beauty, becomes kosher, yet doesn’t pay much to its owner, the one who carefully grows the hair.

CREDITS

Directors:

Aylin Kuryel,Fırat Yücel

Producers:

Aylin Kuryel,Fırat Yücel

Cinematography:

Aylin Kuryel,Rasel Meseri,Fırat Yücel

Editing:

Aylin Kuryel,Fırat Yücel

Sound:

Fatih Rağbet

DIRECTOR'S BIO

Aylin Kuryel has a PhD degree from Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) at the University of Amsterdam. Currently, she is based in Amsterdam teaching at the University of Amsterdam. She has made art projects/exhibitions and has completed several short documentaries. Fırat Yücel is a film critic and a filmmaker. He co-founded Altyazı Monthly Cinema Magazine in 2001, and worked as the magazine’s editor in chief since then.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Turkey, 2019, Istanbul International Film Festival, Special Mention

Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey 2019 - Special Mention

Switzerland, 2019, Visions du Réel,

Visions du Réel, Switzerland 2019 -

Turkey, 2019, Ankara Int'l Film Festival,

Ankara Int'l Film Festival, Turkey 2019 -

CONTACT

Aylin Kuryel
aylinkuryel@gmail.com
Tel. +31681489891