Duration: 120 min
Director: Reha Erdem
Age restriction: Parental Guidance Suggested.
An island off the coast of Turkey is about to be evacuated due to a possible earthquake. The horses that roam the island have been stricken with a mysterious illness that leaves them too weak to move, and now this malady seems to have spread to the islanders. Meanwhile, a family's emotional cracks are exposed over the decision whether to stay or leave. Singing Women refuses to adhere to any genre, staking out its own distinctive territory and style, and proving that Turkey is creating some of the most creative cinema of our time.
The film centres on Mesut, an aging patriarch whose strange, rambling house is adorned with a bevy of animal heads, trophies from his hunts. Mesut employs a long-suffering housekeeper, who one day befriends a young homeless woman she finds in the woods and invites her into the household. The bane of Mesut's existence is his sickly, ne'er-do-well son, whom Mesut is convinced is simply faking it because he just lost his job. Things grow even more bizarre with the arrival of his son's flight attendant wife, and the presence of Mesut's best friend, the local doctor.