Pure White - Bembeyaz


Cast: Mert Fırat, Ece Çeşmioğlu, Rıza Akın, İnanç Konukçu

2021 / 97 min. / with English subtitles

Vural’s life is the epitome of mundanity. Born and raised in a pious family, he performs his duties as a father to a young boy, a breadwinning husband, and a caring son to his sick father, with whom he runs a photography shop across the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul. Continuing the family traditions, he preaches the lessons of the righteous life to his son. Yet, Vural has a secret, a minor transgression of his faith: An affair with Sonay, a young woman who visits his shop for passport pictures she needs in order to apply for a visa to the US. Sonay dreams of leaving and finding her luck elsewhere. Her dreams, however, shatter. In her emotional distress she confronts Vural, putting a threat on his uncomplicated living. Vural is faced with a hard choice: to deal with the consequences of the sin he committed or to cover it up and go down the dark path of dealing with his complete loss of morality.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkey (2021): SIYAD Special Jury Prize
  • International Crime and Punishment Film Festival, Turkey (2021): Best Film Audience Award
  • Malatya International Film Festival, Turkey (2021): Best Actress Award
  • B3 Biennial of the Moving Image, Germany (2021)
  • BIFEST Bari International Film Festival, Italy (2021)
  • Duhok International Film Festival
  • Shanghai International Film Festival, China (2021)
  • Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil (2021)


Necip Caghan OzdemirNecip Çağhan Özdemir is a Writer/Director/Producer who resides in Los Angeles, California. After his graduation from the Bilkent University (Political Science and International Relations) Çağhan has moved to the United States where he studied Film and Theater under various programs between 2011-2015, concurrently working in commercial films productions, among others, as the co-producer on the TV series THE FOOTBALL SHOW (2013). In 2015 he began working on his own projects as writer and director.

His debut short film HAPPINESS (2017) premiered at the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival and was nominated for the Heart of Sarajevo (Best Short Film) followed by screenings in various festivals around the world. PURE WHITE (2021) is his debut feature.





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