Boston Turkish Festival Documentary & Short Film Competition

IF ONLY CORONA HADN'T GOT IN THE WAY (Araya Korona Girmeseydi)

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The elderly couple, married for 57 years, arrived in Istanbul (Turkey) for an operation and a quick visit with their son. Before they got a chance to return back to their hometown, Covid-19 outbreak was announced. While still in the shock of the outbreak news, curfew for 3 months was imposed for those who were 65 and older. The couple was stuck in Istanbul with their son, turning into a claustrophobic nightmare lock down in an 80 square meter house. Concern and uncertainty were increasingly affecting their mental health, punctuated by their daily quarrels and documented relentlessly by their son.

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    70 minutes
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  • Director
    Zafer Sevener, Sibel Sümer
  • Screenwriter
    Zafer Sevener
  • Producer
    Zafer Sevener
  • Editor
    Sibel Sümer