My Father's Wings

  • Feature
  • 2016
  • 101 Minutes
  • Turkey
  • Language: Turkish and Kurdish

Set against the backdrop of construction activity promising to fill in the empty spaces of the urban landscape with entirely new neighborhoods, a story unfolds of an aging construction worker who, unlike his peers, has to drop all plans for the future after being diagnosed with a malignant tumor. This debut film contemplates the dignity of the individual within the context of modern Turkish society.

Director: Kivanc Sezer

Screenwriter: Kivanc Sezer

Production Company: Nar Film



51th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Duhoq International Film Festival, Yılmaz Güney Award for the Best International Feature- Lenght Film

Adana International Film Festival,Yılmaz Güney Best Film, SİYAD Best Film, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Actor Award, Best Editing, Best Music

53th Antalya International Film Festival: Best First Film, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress. Best Music, Dr. Avni Tolunay Special Award, Audience Award

22nd Kolkata International Film Festival: Best Director

38th Festival des 3 Continents: Audience Award

Antakya 4. Uluslararası Altındefne Film Festivali: Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Editing

International Crime and Punishment Film Festival

40th São Paulo International Film Festival

Tüpisch Türkisch Film Festival

29 th Panorama of European Cinema

Antakya International Film Festival

Tblisi Film Festival

Bosphorus Film Festival

Rendez - Vous Avec Le Cinema Turc A Paris

Tromsø International Filmfestival

Filmfestival Türkei Deutschland


Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Kivanc Sezer

DOP / Camera: Joerg Gruber

Editor: Umut Sakallıoğlu, Kıvanç Sezer

Sound: Fatih Rağbet

Music: Bajar

Producer: Soner Alper

Cast: Menderes Samancılar , Musab Ekici , Kübra Kip, Tansel Öngel


Kivanc Sezer

Kıvanç Sezer (b. 1982, Ankara) studied engineering at university before moving to Italy to take up a career as a filmmaker. He studied editing in Italy for two years at the prestigious Cineteca di Bologna. While there he met a number of important directors who inspired his work. He returned home to Turkey in 2009, making a living as an editor on TV projects and documentaries. In addition, he has created several shorts that have been screened at a variety of domestic and international venues. My Father’s Wings represents his first foray into features as a director.
Filmography: The children of Turabdin (Documentary – 2009)
How Much (Short Film – 2011)
Game of Hera (Short Film – 2012)
My Father’s Wings (2016)

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