THE BLUE WAVE

MAVI DALGA

By Merve KAYAN, Zeynep DADAK

NETHERLANDS FILM FUND / NETHERLANDS FILM COMMISSION - as FIN

Drama - Completed 2013

Deniz and her friends, who have been apart for the summer have much to tell each other. The senior boys have suddenly grown tall; new albums have been released; the natural gas pipeline has finally made its way to Balikesir. Yet at the same time, not much has changed.

Festivals
& Awards

Berlinale - EFM 2014
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    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama, First film
    • Countries
    • TURKEY, GERMANY, NETHERLANDS, GREECE
    • Languages
    • TURKISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 97 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Merve KAYAN, Zeynep DADAK
    • Writer(s)
    • Merve KAYAN, Zeynep DADAK
    • Producer(s)
    • Yamaç OKUR (Bulut Film), Floor ONRUST (Family Affair Films), Michael ECKELT (Riva Film), Nikos MOUTSELOS (Two Thirty Five)
    • Synopsis
    • Deniz and her friends, who have been apart for the summer have much to tell each other. The senior boys have suddenly grown tall; new albums have been released; the natural gas pipeline has finally made its way to Balikesir. Yet at the same time, not much has changed. While adults are busy with their professional lives, Deniz and her friends are still confused about their university plans. Through the worries of their daily routines, they make plans for the future, yet the challenges of teenage years/adolescence are burdensome. Deniz gets closer with her schoolmate Kaya, at the same time she’s interested in the school counselor Firat. She wants to prove what she is feeling is not “the usual.” Deniz desires a life that is different than the ideals of her friends and the one her parents are living. A song nobody has heard of, a hopeless love, solitude... Ankara instead of Istanbul, social sciences over natural sciences... A different world, but where exactly?
    • Partners & financing
    • Eurimages
      Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey
      Hubert Bals
      Dutch Film Fund
      Hamburg Film Fund
    • Production schedule
    • October-November 2012
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Oct 01, 2012
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