主演：塞爾達奧爾金 (Alis)、圖琳歐珍 (Demet)、伊佩克比爾金 (Gulay)、薩爾普艾迪諾格魯
1982年出生於伊茲密爾。他的最新短片《The Cat On The Road》獲得第十五屆Adana Golden Boll電影節最佳劇情短片獎，以及其他10個獎項。《戀習銷售員》是他的第一部長片。
Alis, a 36-year-old bachelor, is one thing in particular: a dreamer. His father has thus finally kicked him out of the house, which is why he must now live in his car. After a few professional failures and desperate attempts by his mother to find some kind of work for him, Alis finally gets a job as a sales rep for vacuum cleaners. Over time, his demo model “Karnaval” turns into a faithful imaginary friend. One day, he seriously falls in love with Demet, a rebellious and sensitive wedding cake baker, who is an equally odd bird, still lives with her father and dreams of moving to Istanbul. This enjoyable love story between two mavericks who could not be more similar and more different at the same time is full of ironic moments and tells the story of two ordinary people who create a world of their own outside the limits of social conventions. But this world is shaken when “Karnaval” suddenly disappears. In his entertaining, bittersweet debut feature, Can Kilcioğlu portraits the life of those “invisible” young people in Turkey's anonymous urban jungles who want to break free from family bondage to lead a self-determined life.
Director/Writer: Can Kılcıoğlu
Producers: Doğa Kılcıoğlu Esen
Production Co: DeliCe Film
Cast: Serdar Orçin (Alis), Tülin Özen (Demet), İpek Bilgin (Gülay), Sarp Aydınoğlu
Festivals And Awards
• Can Kilcioglu, Grand Prize Nominee, Tallinn Black Nights FF, 2013.
• Can Kilcioglu, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Nominee, Sadri Alisik Theatre and Cinema Awards, 2014.
• Ipek Bilgin, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Nominee, Sadri Alisik Theatre and Cinema Awards, 2014.
• 32nd Istanbul, Turkey – Competition (World Premiere), 2013.
About the Director
Born in Izmir in 1982. His latest short film “The Cat On The Road” won Best Fiction Short Film Award in 15th Adana Golden Boll Film Festival and received 10 other prizes. “Karnaval” is his first feature.
• “Karnaval” is difficult to place in a specific genre or style. It’s been compared to Scandinavian cinema, Mediterranean and American indie films, but to no other Turkish film. Kılcıoğlu is happy to have put his signature on a film that blurs lines.
“In Turkish cinema,” he said, “There is a clear-cut distinction between art house/festival cinema and box office films. I am happy to defy these distinctions.” Indeed, he has.
“Karnaval” is not your typical comedy, romance or family drama. Kılcıoğlu has blended all of these with a style that is uniquely his. As the tag line goes, “this film will make you feel good.”