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Sivas

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Directed by Kaan Müjdeci
Turkey, Germany, 2014
Drama
      Turkish
      English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Synopsis

A young boy, Aslan, finds a weathered fighting dog, Sivas, wounded in a ditch. Upset over losing the main role in a school play, Aslan turns to dog fighting to impress his crush. As Sivas proves successful at the fighting ground, Aslan soaks up the adrenaline yet remains uneasy with the violence.

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Kaan Müjdeci documents the shared destinies of a child and a fighting dog who have to be angry and tough to survive in this Venice award-winning debut. By mirroring the patriarchy of Anatolian culture through a coming-of-age story, Müjdeci offers an unsettling confrontation for Turkish cinema.

Synopsis

A young boy, Aslan, finds a weathered fighting dog, Sivas, wounded in a ditch. Upset over losing the main role in a school play, Aslan turns to dog fighting to impress his crush. As Sivas proves successful at the fighting ground, Aslan soaks up the adrenaline yet remains uneasy with the violence.

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SivasDirected byKaan Müjdeci
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Awards & Festivals

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Venice Film Festival
2014 | Winner: Special Jury Prize

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