My Mother’s Wound
Forgive but never forget!
Upon turning eighteen, Salih leaves the orphanage to find his lost family and begins working in a Serbian farm. Suddenly, at the most unexpected moment he has found a home. Will he ever be able to let go of the ghosts of his past and be happy in this new life? As tension escalates disquieting secrets surface… A gripping tale of family, love and identity, My Mother’s Wound follows Salih as he searches for a trail of hope amongst war-torn lives.
This ambitious drama is directed by Ozan Açıktan and draws attention to the remnants of the Bosnian war. The film boasts an impressive cast of Meryem Uzerli, Ozan Güven, Belçim Bilgin, Okan Yalabık and Bora Akkaş.
Ozan Açıktan studied cinematography at the Polish National Film School in Lodz. With his second short film “Marlis ile Metro” he won the Best Short Film Award at the Grup Short Film Competition. He attended the Berlinale Talent Campus the same year.
Açıktan then went on to study screenwriting and dramaturgy at the Film Academy Baden Wurttemberg in Ludwigsburg.
His debut feature, “Çok Filim Hareketler Bunlar”, was released in 2010 became 6th in the national box office. Two years later, he directed the comedy “Sen Kimsin?” (2012), which was the 3rd on the national box office. His third feature, psychological thriller “Silsile”, screened in the 2014 Moscow International Film Festival and won the award for Best Cinematography at the İstanbul Film Festival, best supporting actor, best supporting actress and best young actor at the Adana Altın Koza Film Festival in the same year.
Ozan was born in Nuremberg, Germany in 1975. He went to Mimar Sinan University Faculty of Fine Arts, Modern Dance Department. He has a son named Ali Ateş.
Meryem Uzerli was born on 12 August in Kassel, and has the German-Turkish nationality. She embraces and units both diverse cultures, demonstrated by her two residences – in Berlin and Istanbul. At just 17 years – and thus as the youngest student – she enrolled at the Acting Studio Frese. The real breakthrough for Meryem came in 2010 with her role as Hürrem Sultan in one of the most successful Turkish series “Muhteşem Yüzyıl” (The Magnificent Century).
Belçim Bilgin was born in January 31, 1983. After finishing Mehmet Emin Resulzade Anatolian High School she won the auditions for Ankara Art Theatre. In 2001 she went to Paris for the film Kilometer Zero. While working on the film she also attended Sorbonne Language School and learned French.
She returned to Turkey in 2006 and starred in the TV show Hatırla Sevgili as well as Tomris Giritlioglu’s film Güz Sancısı.
In 1997, started studying acting and theater at Conservatory of Istanbul University, Okan Yalabık, made his stage debut in 1998 at Kenter Theater. He performed in Martı, Nükte, Sırça Kümes, İnishmorelu Yüzbaşı.
Bora Akkaş, born in the 1990, started his acting education at a very early age in 2003 in the city theater. He acted in his debut feature: a Danish-Turkish co-production also in the same year in 2013 for which he won the New Talent Award in Turkey’s respected Golden Orange International Film Festival.
As he continued to go on the stage at the city theater he took many roles for the TV and the big screen as well as commercials. In 2013 he played in the play “Kabin” staged at the respected “Craft Tiyatro”. In 2015 he played in the very successful Kocan Kadar Konuş & Kocan Kadar Konuş Diriliş.