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Documentary: WHO IS MİHRİ

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Featuring Feride Çetin, Deniz Türkali, Ece Dizdar


Kim Mihri (Who is Mihri) is the painter Mihri’s untold story. Director Berna, decides to trace Mihri’s journey from late Ottoman era Istanbul onward to Rome, Paris and New York. Mihri, whose image, artistic work and life story have been unjustly obscured, lost and deformed are revived through interviews and fully animated sequences.


Selected Festivals and Awards


Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival (2022): Best Documentary

Ankara Film Festival (2022)

International Women Filmmakers Festival, Izmir (2022)

Istanbul International Film Festival (2023)



Berna Gençalp holds a BA degree in Film and Television from Eskişehir Anadolu University and an MA degree in Film and Television from İstanbul Bilgi University. She has attended international workshops on scriptwriting at Mediterranean Film Institute in Greece and Katapult in Hungary. With her script The Wig Story, she was invited to Berlin Film Festival Talent Campus and Antalya Film Festival. It was her who coined up the name Canlandıranlar for the independent animation film festival that aims to promote animation art in Turkey. She has held various positions within Canlandıranlar since its start in 2008. In 2104, she presented a paper with the title Construction of the Self in Kerime Nadir and Agatha Christie: I am not your cliché at the international symposium, entitled Women’s Lives: Auto/biography, Life Narratives, Myths and Historiography. Her poetry appeared in distinguished literary journals. Born in İzmir, she lives and works in İstanbul. She is the project designer, scriptwriter and director of Who is Mihri.

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    89 minutes
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  • Director
    Berna Gençalp
  • Screenwriter
    Berna Gençalp
  • Producer
    Berat ilk, Yonca Ertürk, Berna Gençalp
  • Cinematographer
    Gözde Koyuncu
  • Editor
    Fırat Terzioğlu