Zeki DEMIRKUBUZ (1964, Turkey) studied Communication at the University of Istanbul. He started his film career in 1986 as assistant director to Zeki Ökten. In 1994 he directed his first feature, Block C. After this, he continued to work as an independent filmmaker writing his own original screenplays. Many of his films have been shown at international film festivals and his film Kader won in 2006 the award for Best Film at the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival. His scenarios often revolve around ethical dilemmas of the human condition, like his most recent film Ember (2016).
C Blok/Block C (1994), Bari Ekspres (1996), Masumiyet/Innocence (1997), Üçüncü sayfa/The Third Page (1999), Yazgi/Fate (2001), Itiraf/The Confession: Tales About Darkness II (2002), Bekleme odasi/The Waiting Room (2004), Kader/Destiny (2006), Kiskanmak/Envy (2009), Yeralti/Inside (2012), Nausea (2015), Kor/Ember (2016)
Zeki Demirkubuz at IFFR
The Third Page
Oppressive film that sketches with great psychological insight the impending demise of a novice extra in Istanbul, who can only just make ends meet and is pursued by creditors. A moving parable that shows the consequences of the dominant social and economic situation.
Society has turned its back on Bekir, Ugur and Yusuf, three marginals who look for love in the most unlikely places. Director Zeki Demirkubuz’s tour-de-force love-triangle drama strikes a high note as it transforms its distinctly local story into universal themes of loss, sacrifice and defeat.
A Turkish woman has a very ill, small child at home and a husband who has disappeared without trace. Her boss decides to pay for the life-saving heart operation for her child. And he admits to having feelings for her. What happens when the long=lost husband then suddenly reappears?