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The Criminals

Partner: Lights On

Nighttime in a small Turkish town, a young couple tries to find a hotel room to spend the night together. They are rejected from all hotels for not having a marriage certificate. Once they believe they’ve found a trick, the situation gets out of hand

Details

Duration: 23min.

Country: France, Turkey, Romania

Language: Turkish

Year: 2021

Genre: Fiction (Drama)

Topic: Crime, Fear, Human Rights, Love, Romance, Sexuality, Social, Youth/Teen

Cast & Crew

Production company: Tiresias Films

Writer: Serhat Karaaslan

Cinematographer: Tudor Mircea

Editor: Nathan Delannoy

Actors: Deniz Altan, Lorin Merhart, Erdem Senocak, Ercan Kesal, Cem Baza ,

Sales Agent: Lights On

Festivals & Awards

2021

Sundance Film Festival Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Award for Screenwriting

SXSW - South by Southwest Film Festival

Palm Springs ShortFest Palm Springs ShortFest Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes Award

Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen

Tirana International Film Festival Tirana International Film Festival Best Balkan Short Film Award

Guanajuato International Film Festival Guanajuato International Film Festival Best International Short Film Fiction Award

2022

Flickerfest

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