Food for A Funeral

  • Feature
  • 2019
  • 98 Minutes
  • Turkey
  • Language: Turkish

In drought driven North eastern Anatolia of 1960s, a teenage boy desires to become an Ashiq, while trying to achieve the love of his life.

Director: Reis Çelik

Screenwriter: Reis Çelik

Premier Status: National Premiere



2019: Tokyo International Film Festival

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Reis Çelik

DOP / Camera: Candan Murat

Editor: Mesut Ulutaş, Reis Çelik

Music: Engin Arslan, ErtanTekin, Reis Çelik

Sound: Metin Turkmanoglu

Producer: Anil Celik, Dilek Aydin

Cast: Tarkhan Omarov, Ieddin Aliyev, Zilan Düzdaban


Reis Çelik

Reis Çelik was born in Ardahan, in east Anatolia, in 1961. He moved to Istanbul after junior high school and studied music and theatre at the State Conservatoire. In 1982 he began a career in journalism, working as an economics/political correspondent for various national newspapers. In the following years, both his interviews and photographs appeared in several international newspapers and magazines. He has written and directed many internationally acclaimed films such as Tales of Intransigence (2004) Refugee (2007), and Berlinale Crysal Bear winner Night of Silence (2012).

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