BERZAH

German Age Rating

Heat gets to everyone one way or another, and the protagonists of BERZAH are no exception. In three short episodes set at the seaside in Turkey, the weather strains people’s physical and psychological limits. Whether it’s a vain tourist getting an excessive tan, an annoyed father in his car, or an unhappy delivery man looking for a parking space, they’re all battered by the sun.



  • Filmschool: Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln

  • Duration: 25 Min.

Also in this Program:
FROG CATCHER
GONE HOME
HIDE 'N' SEEK
NEITHER FORGET NOR FORGIVE

tags: Work, Relationship, Society, Nature, Feature Film

Cast: Lise Wolle, Dilara Raika Er, Altan Gördüm, Oktay Cagla, Ferhat Keskin, Ruhat Yildiz

Credits

Screenplay: Deren Ercenk

Director of Photography: Paul Faltz

Production Designer: Ewa Zielinska

Sound: Tim Gorinski, Armin Badde

Sound design: Tim Gorinski, Armin Badde

Producer: Claus Reichel, Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay, Bastian Klügel

Production Company: Filmfaust Gmbh I.g., Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln

Executive producer: Dølunay Gördüm

Director: Deren Ercenk

biography

Born in Cologne, Germany, in 1989, Deren Ercenk attended the Academy of Media Arts in her hometown. BERZAH, her graduation film in 2018, received the prize for best entry in the NRW Competition at the 66th Short Film Festival Oberhausen. In 2020 she received the Chargesheimer scholarship and joined the Atelier Galata artist-in-residence program in Istanbul, where she is currently working on an exhibition titled “Reklam”.

Screenings

as Pantaflix Stream (91 Min.)