SVA Theatre (Silas) – 12:15pm
Sunday, October 18th

124 min | Drama, Family, Mystery | Turkey | 2015
US Premiere
By Caner Alper & Mehmet Binay


DRAWERS examines the tormented universe of teenage sexuality through the eyes of Deniz, a Turkish girl who is born to actor parents in the early ‘70’s, and rebels against her father’s obsessively controlling nature by throwing herself into a life full of drugs, sex and partying.

This self-destructive hedonism takes its toll and Deniz end ups in hospital. Drained and alone she is finally forced to confront the demons of the past. With each new drawer that she pries open, crippling memories spring out. Will she sink under their weight or survive?


Written by co-director M.Caner Alper, DRAWERS paints a stark and troubling picture of family life in Turkey, a Muslim country that prides itself on being modern yet is profoundly patriarchal. In this supremely hypocritical world only men decide what a woman can do with her body.

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