21st Boston Turkish Film Festival

ANATOLIAN LEOPARD (Anadolu Leoparı)

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At Turkey’s oldest zoo, a lonely manager and a neglected female officer form an unlikely bond: as they hide the death of the zoo’s oldest inhabitant, an Anatolian leopard, in order to stop the privatization process and fake its escape, they set in motion an absurd charade that spins out of control. In Turkey’s grey and quiet capital, the ghost of the leopard persists.


Selected Festivals and Awards


Toronto International Film Festival - FIPRESCI Award

Antalya Film Festival - Best First Film Award and Best Art Director Award

Denver Film Festival - World Contemporary Section

Thessaloniki International Film Festival - Balkan Survey Section

Films from the South - New voices Competition


Film Review


"Toronto International Film Festival – Leopards and Lumpens and an Indian Lourdes"

by David D'Arcy

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    100 minutes
  • Director
    Emre Kayış
  • Screenwriter
    Emre Kayış
  • Producer
    Olena Yershova
  • Cast
    Uğur Polat, Ipek Türktan, Seyithan Özdemir