In a small town in Anatolia, in the middle of the night, a young couple EMRE and NAZLI, are looking for a room to make love. They are rejected from the hotels where they show up because they do not have a marriage certificate. While they think they have found a trick, the situation gets out o hand.
Serhat Karaaslan has directed one feature film and several shorts. His short films were screened and awarded in major festivals like Toronto International Film Festival and Locarno Film Festival. His debut film Passed by Censor (Cannes Cinéfondation Residence), premiered at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2019 where it received the Critics’Award, and was shown at festivals around the world winning several awards along the way. His latest work is The Criminals.
Sundance, United States, 2021
Special Jury Award for Screenwriting
Istanbul FF, Turkey, 2021
Best Short Film Award
San Diego Int'l ShortsFest , United States, 2021
Audience Choice Award
SXSW, United States, 2021
Go Short, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2021
International Documentary and
Short Film Festival
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