Cemil Ağacıkoğlu

Cemil Ağacıkoğlu, Arzu Ağacıkoğlu

Emre Pakçakır

Selda Taşkın

Art Director
Canip Serten

Sezgi Üstün San, Özlem Özçelik

Hilmi Ahıska
Sevgi Temel
Gökhan Yıkılkan
Berkay Şanveren
Erdem Şenocak
Ercan Kesal

The Reeds

In an Anatolian village, a young man named Ali is still deeply in love with his wife, Aysel, and dreams of winning back her affection. He harvests canes for a living but can't meet their basic needs as he refuses to submit to the local gang. Fed up with poverty, Aysel begins working for the gang, devasting Ali. He makes a daring attempt to turn things around but ends up losing all his harvest. As he takes shelter on the lake, a tragic accident leads him to kill one of the gang's men. Ali struggles to accept the blood on his hands. But to his relief, the gap closes between him and Aysel. Soon, Ali realizes that the circle is closing in on him as villagers search for the lost man.

Cemil Ağacıkoğlu

Cemil Ağacıkoğlu’s first feature film, ‘September’ (2011), was shown at festivals around the world. ‘Forgive Me’ (2014) was screened at the Goa, London, and Hamburg Film Festivals the same year. His feature film ‘The Field’ was invited to the Sarajevo Film Festival Competition in 2016. His last feature, ‘The Cage,' received Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress Awards at Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival in 2021.

Türkiye, Bulgaria​, 2023, DCP, Colour, 125’