Director BIO: Nalan Abbasoğlu (KHORA)

Nalan Abbasoğlu:
She started her literary journey with short story studies and literary criticism as part of a workshop. She graduated from Philosophy and Latin Language Literature Departments at Istanbul University. After receiving screenplay training at a private institution, she assisted in mise-en-scene film criticism and script training stages. She started her master’s degree in Cinema Department in Marmara University. Comparative east-west mythologies, existentialism, and philosophy of language are of her particular interest. She participated into two documentary projects on the female director of 1990s Turkey and contemporary female directors. These two documentaries are about cinema; they also include the academic research of its director and set an example in filmmaking together. She continues writing methodical film reviews and creating film projects. Khora is her first fiction film.

“What’s the Name of the Film?” Scriptwriter Documentary Post production stage
“Dream Workers” Cinematographer Documentary Screening stage
“About Arif” Director Assistant
“Sisters” Project Development Stage

Director Statement

Every word spoken in the name of art is a drop overflowing from one’s soul. Khora, the first film of my existential trilogy, deals with the emptiness of existence through love where borders become permeable. It’s a situation where we have to die to be born, because as Sartre says “Hell is other people.”


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