Hey Neighbour!

(Komşu Komşu!)
Turkey, 2014, 54 min.
Directed by
Bingöl Elmas

A monster called urban transformation has occured in Turkey for the last few years. Haunting the neigbourhoods, this monster destroys whatever is left from the history, erects glass towers everywhere and swallows a few trees left. While this monster is at work, the old and the new, and the rich and the the poor start to become neighbours.

A huge residence which towers in Ferikoy district, in the heart of İstanbul, and Pasa neighbourhood, an old settlement which tries to breath in its shadow… “Hey Neighbour!” is about the relationship between a shanty and an apartment building as neighbours in this neighbourhood. A pink house tells the story to us. The pink house grumbles about her new neighbour, whom she named “Cumbersome” all the time. She is not happy with the rapid changes around.

Director Bingol Elmaș will join us at Pelicam this year for a Q&A after the screening.