Anadolu Leoparı


Anatolian Leopard - Anadolu Leopari

Directed by EMRE KAYIŞ

Cast: Uğur Polat, Ipek Türktan, Seyithan Özdemir

2021 / 100 min. / with English subtitles

At Turkey’s oldest zoo, a lonely manager and a neglected female officer form an unlikely bond: as they hide the death of the zoo’s oldest inhabitant, an Anatolian leopard, in order to stop the privatization process and fake its escape, they set in motion an absurd charade that spins out of control. In Turkey’s grey and quiet capital, the ghost of the leopard persists.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Toronto International Film Festival - FIPRESCI Award
  • Antalya Film Festival - Best First Film Award and Best Art Director Award
  • Denver Film Festival - World Contemporary Section
  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival - Balkan Survey Section
  • Films from the South - New voices Competition


Emre KayisBorn in 1984 in Ankara, Emre has been committed to storytelling and visual arts since childhood. After a BA in Law and a yearlong experience as a legal intern, he quits. In 2012, he was accepted to MA Filmmaking department at the London Film School. After directing two narrative short films and practiced photography, he graduated in 2014 with his thesis film ‘The Translator’ which was screened more than 200 film festivals worldwide such as Sarajevo, Premier Plans, Palm Springs, Montreal, won 16 awards and nominated for the best short film for the 28th European Film Awards. He is an alumnus of Sarajevo Talents and a member of EFA.

Emre Kayış is the recipient of Best Short Film Award with his short film "The Translator" (Çevirmen) at the Boston Turkish Festival's Documentary and Short Film Competition in 2016.




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