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DIRECTOR: Banu Sivaci.

WITH: Kemal Burak Alper, Ruhi Sari, Michal Elia Kamal.

Nominated for the best first feature at Berlin this year, The Pigeon is a surprising film, that from the unlikeliest of material, creates a beautiful chamber piece. Dominating the film is a stunning performance from Kemal Burak Alper as Yusuf, a young man alienated from his family and the world. His only emotional connection is with his pigeons. His father forces him into work, but it is a world that soon takes him away from his pigeons and forces him to make difficult decisions.

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