Senem Tuzen – Director – Motherland (Ana Yurdu)
FRED’s Nicolò Comotti interviews Senem Tuzen, director of the film ANA YURDU (Motherland) from the International Critics Week section of the 72nd Venice Film Festival. Senem Tuzen reveals the secrets and influences behind her intense feature.
ANA YURDU (Motherland): Nesrin, an urban middle class woman recovering from a divorce, goes back to her deceased grandmother’s old village in Anatolia to finish a novel and live out her dream of being a writer. When her conservative mother turns up uninvited and refuses to leave, Nesrin’s writing stalls and her fantasies of village life turn bitter. The two women are forced to confront the darker corners of each other’s inner worlds