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The Criminals
The Criminals
Serhat Karaaslan / 0:24:00 / France, Romania, Turkey / Drama / 2021
Late at night in a small Turkish town, a young couple tries to find a hotel room to spend the night together. They are rejected from all hotels for not having a marriage certificate. Once they believe they’ve found a trick to use, the situation gets out of hand.
Sundance Film Festival 2021, USA - World Premiere, Special Jury Award for Screenwriting
​SXSW - South by Southwest Film Festival 2021, USA
Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen 2021, The Netherlands
Akbank Short Film Festival 2021, Turkey
Annapolis Film Festival 2021, USA
Festival du Cinéma Européen de Lille 2021, France
Serhat Karaaslan
Serhat Karaaslan has directed one feature film and several shorts. His short films were screened and awarded in major festivals. His debut film Passed by Censor premiered at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2019 where it received the Critics’Award. His latest work is The Criminals, World Premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2021.
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