Hesitation Wound

Southeast Asian Premiere

Selman NACAR Turkey, France, Romania, Spain 2023 84 min PG13 (Some Coarse Language)

In this tense courtroom drama, a criminal defence lawyer juggles difficult moral choices in her personal and professional life.

Canan is an overqualified attorney who has returned to the small city of Uşak to care for her comatose mother. While she debates withdrawing her mother’s life support, she finds refuge in the courtroom defending her latest case: a factory worker facing life imprisonment. As new details come to light, Canan realises how closely the moral quandaries she faces in private and at work are intertwined.

Rising above the clichés of a courtroom drama, Hesitation Wound lays bare the crumbling Turkish legal system—its petty corruptions and provincial politics—with razor-sharp focus. In its gripping cross-examination of legal justice and power relations, the film pulsates with a palpable sense of moral urgency.

8 Dec, Fri 6:30PM / 84 min

Golden Village x The Projector at Cineleisure, Hall 2


Screening are free seating & first-come, first-serve basis. All ticket purchasers are kindly asked to be on time and note the 10-min grace period.

Plus, a new Rush Queue for last-min folks!

Hesitation Wound

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Selman NACAR

Turkey, France, Romania, Spain




84 min

PG13 (Some Coarse Language)

Southeast Asian Premiere

Selman NACAR

Selman NACAR is a Turkish filmmaker and founder of the production company Kuyu Film. A Berlinale Talents alumnus, his debut feature Between Two Dawns (2019) premiered at San Sebastián and won Best Film at Torino. Hesitation Wound, which competed in the Orizzonti section at Venice, is his second feature film.

Tülin ÖZEN
Oğulcan Arman USLU
Gülçin Kültür ŞAHIN

Diloy GÜlÜN
Selman NACAR

Selman NACAR


Magnolia Pictures International