Directed by Nina Maria Paschalidou (Greece, 2013)
Sound re-recording mixing by Leandros Ntounis at i hear voices
Turkish soap operas have taken the world by storm, conquering the hearts of millions of viewers in the Middle East, North Africa, the Balkans and Asia. With unprecedented access to the industry’s most glamorous actors and creative talent, ‘Kismet’ unravels the secrets of this phenomenal success that transcends religion and culture.
From the lavish production sets of the most popular Turkish soap operas, the film travels to streets and homes in Cairo, Abu Dhabi, Istanbul, Athens, Sofia and Mostar, to discover how these taboo-breaking soaps are helping women across the region to claim their rights and transform their lives.
Festivals | Awards
IDFA “Competition Mid-Length”, Netherlands (2013)
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece (2014)
Tempo Documentary Festival, Sweden (2014)