Big Big World

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Ali and Zuhal are separated when Ali moves out of the orphanage and Zuhal gets adopted by a foster family. Upon discovery of the stepfather’s dubious motive towards his sister, Ali is forced to take matters into his own hands, committing a violent crime. Escaping with his sister, the pair lives in exile in the dense wilderness. The comforts of nature soon turn into a nightmare of paranoia and unexplainable sightings, unraveling their lives and the idyllic refuge they originally built.  

Big Big World is a touching portrait of the unbreakable bond between orphaned siblings and the desperation in seeking safety. Peppered with surreal moments amidst the striking scenery of the woods and aided by a haunting score, Reha Erdem’s eighth feature premiered in Venice, where it won the Special Jury Prize this year.


  • web-55-bigbigworld-director Reha Erdem is a Turkish director, writer and editor. His second feature, A Run For Money (1999), was selected as the official submission for Turkey at the 73rd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. He has since won multiple prizes at home in Turkey as well as awards in other international festivals for his films.
  • Ömer Atay
  • Reha Erdem
  • Ecem Uzun, Berke Karaer, Melisa Akman
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