Original Title | ATLET

Directors | Semih Gülen, Mustafa Emin Büyükcoșkun

Turkey, Romania, Germany, 85 min (estimated)


Hatice, a young and ambitious Turkish weightlifter living with her unemployed mother, is constantly struggling to make her living engaging in regular jobs. Living in an economically and socially unstable country, she decides to dope in a very unorthodox way at the World Championship in pursuit of success at any cost.

Vigo Film 

Amok Film

Tangaj Production

Film Faust

Sevda Baş

Tarhan Karagöz

Esra Kızıldoğan

Writer | Semih Gülen, Mustafa Emin Büyükcoșkun

Director | Semih Gülen, Mustafa Emin Büyükcoșkun

Producer | Arda Çiltepe, Semih Gülen, Anamaria Antoci, Anda Ionescu

Director of Photography | Ayşe Alacakaptan

Editor | Semih Gülen, Arda Çiltepe

Sound | Lehel Lajos

Production Designer | Günsu Sarı

Costume Designer | Yağmur Yaraş

Hubert Bals Fund+Europe

Berlinale World Cinema Fund


Izmir Cinema Office

Antalya Film Forum

Transilvania Pitch Stop | Special Mention

MIA Co-production Market

Connecting Cottbus Co-production Market | Pitch Packaging Award

Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest WIP | Grand Prix

Meeting Point Vilnius

Running Time 85 min (estimated)

Aspect Ratio 16:9

Sound 5.1


Screening Format DCP 2K