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Mavi Dalga (The Blue Wave)


Screenplay: Zeynep Dadak, Merve Kayan
Cinematography: Daniël Bouquet
Editing: Çiçek Kahraman
Sound: Kim Ki o, Kostas Varibopiotis, Jeffrey Grieshober
Production: Yamaç Okur, Zeynep Dadak, Merve Kayan
Cast: Ayris Alptekin, Onur Saylak



Deniz and her friends have been apart for the summer and have much to tell each other. The senior boys grew tall, new albums were released, and the natural gas pipeline finally arrived in Balıkesir. Yet, the anxieties of university plans remain. When school resumes, Deniz gets closer with her friend Kaya while also growing interested in Fırat, the school counselor. She wants to prove that what she is feeling is not “the usual.” She desires a life different from her friends and parents. Deniz is searching for a song no one has heard: a hopeless love, Ankara instead of Istanbul, social sciences over natural sciences, pleasant solitude… A different world, but where exactly?

blue wave directorsZEYNEP DADAK, MERVE KAYAN
Born in Balıkesir, Turkey, Zeynep Dadak has studied film. A doctoral candidate at New York University’s Cinema Studies Department, she has been a writer/editor for Altyazı Film Magazine, Turkey’s leading film monthly. Zeynep Dadak has directed and produced various short films/documentaries/music videos since 2001.
After growing up in Uzunköprü, Turkey, Merve Kayan studied at Denison University’s Cinema Department in Ohio. While making films and videos she collaborated with various filmmakers and visual artists in New York and Istanbul as editor and director of photography. She received her MFA in Visual Arts at University of California, San Diego.