Deniz and her friends have been apart for the summer and they have much to tell each other. The senior boys have suddenly grown tall, new albums have been release and the natural gas pipeline has finally made its way to Balikesir. Yet at the same time nothing has really changed. While adults are busy with their professional lives, Deniz and her friends are still confused about their university plans. Despite the worries of their daily routines they make plans for the future, yet the challenges of adolescence are burdensome. Deniz gets closer with her schoolmate Kaya and at the same time she’s interested in the school counselor Firat. She wants to prove that her feelings are not “the usual.” Deniz desires a life that is different from the ideals of her friends and her parents’. A song nobody has heard, a hopeless love, solitude... Ankara instead of Istanbul, social sciences or natural sciences... A different world, but where exactly?

original title Mavi Dalga

main cast Ayris Alptekin, Onur Saylak, Baris Hacihan, Akbina Ozden, Nazli Bulum, Begüm Akkaua, Sude Aslantas

script & directorZeynep Dadak & Merve Kayanl DOP Daniël Bouquet Editor Cicek Kahraman Sound Design Kostas Varibopiotus Production Design Nadide Argun Costume Design Asli Dadak Make-up Ebru Suren Music Berna Gol & Ekin Sanac Line Producer Kaan Kurbanoglu Producer Yamac Okur (Savage Film) Co producent Floor Onrust (Family Affair Films) Nikos Moutselos (Two Thirty Five) Michael Eckelt (Rivafilm) all cast & crew

year 2013 length 99 minutes languages dutch distributor M3 Film financers Ministry of Culture and Tourism Turkey, Municipality of Balekesir, Hamburg Film Fund, Hubert Bals Fund, Eurimages

festivals Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Berlinale - selected Generation 14+ 57th San Francisco International Film Festival

wins Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival (2013), Best Debut (National Competition) Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival (2013), Best Script-Dadak, Merve Kayan (National Competition) Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival (2013), Best Editing-Cicek Kahraman (National Competition