The Great Istanbul Depression

Drama, Coming-of-age, Fiction


Didem and Ayşe aren’t able to find a job even though it has been a while since they’ve graduated from the university. In this time period in which these two young women step into adulthood and need to make money now – this period of time that is short for humanity, but lingering for them – the days are not much different from the previous ones. On the other hand, in order to able to stay in Istanbul, they must at least earn enough money to cover their rent, on the other hand, what they dream of, what want to do.
They cannot find a way to earn money, nor did Didem concentrate on writing and Ayşe on drawing. On the edge of the metropolis, they are stuck in between the skyscrapers rising among the terrace of their home and the ruined apartment buildings.

Film Participations Awards


39th Istanbul Film Festival (Istanbul, Turkey/ July 27, 2020, World Premiere)-National Short Competition

26th Sarajevo Film Festival (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina/ August 17, 2020, International Premiere)-HEART OF SARAJEVO FOR BEST STUDENT FILM



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Country of Origin



Japan, Turkey

Production year



20 min