Title: Anatolian Leopard
Direction: Emre Kayis
Script: Emre Kayis
Year of production: 2021
Countries: Turkey, Germany, Denmark, Poland
Production: Tato Films (UA, Olena Yershova ), Elemag
Productions (DE, Tanya Georgieva-Waldauer), Adomeit (DK, Jon Hammer), Donten
& Lacroix Films (PL, Maria Blicharska, Monika Sajko-Gradowska)
Support: Tureckie Ministerstwo
Kultury, MDM Region, Danish Film Institute, Polish Film Institute, Poznan Film
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Distribution: Aurora films (PL), ARP Sélection (FR)
Cast: Ugur Polat, Ipek Turktan, Tansu Bicer,
Hatice Aslan, Osman Alkas
Synopsis: Fikret (48) is the director of the oldest
zoo in the country, which is undergoing transformation: it will be privatized
and an amusement park will replace the zoo. The last obstacle to finalize the
transaction is the oldest resident of the zoo, an Anatolian leopard, which, as
a species threatened with extinction, is legally protected.
Fikret is a man of habit, silent,
introspective, exhausted by life. Long divorced, he has lost his idealism and
leads a lonely life.
On New Year’s Eve, a bit tipsy and
bored by a discussion with an old friend about politics, he ends up at the zoo.
He decides to pay a visit to the leopard. He sits down in front of the old
fellow and eventually notices that it is dead. Without thinking too much, he
decides to hide the body and pretend the leopard has escaped...