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by Reha Erdem


The story of Hayat – 14 years old girl. Her life is difficult – her parents are divorced, the society she lives in is male dominated, the girl has constant problems in school and her days pass by in taking care of her ill grandfather. Hayat accepts the life the way it is and makes her way through the challenges it presents her. She is growing up and with her grows up the hope for a better life. The film deals with the humane problems of maturing and self-revelation.

international title: My Only Sunshine
original title: Hayat var
country: Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Reha Erdem
screenplay: Reha Erdem
cast: Elit Iscan, Erdal Besikçioglu, Levend Yılmaz, Banu Fotocan, Handan Karaadam, Nebil Sayın, Erhan Tekin
cinematography by: Florent Herry
film editing: Reha Erdem
costumes designer: Mehtap Tunay
music: Orhan Gencebay
producer: Ömer Atay
production: Cinegram, KaBoAl Pictures Ltd., Atlantik Film Yapım Ltd. (TK)
backing: Eurimages, National Film Centre, Foundation “Bulgarian Cinema”
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