Yusuf is a poet, trapped between countryside and big city, who returns to his small hometown after five years after receiving the news of the death of his mother. Ayla, a distant relative, awaits him in his now run-down home. He makes friends with Ayla and the mother's absence causes an argument with his own self.

Original Title Yumurta - Egg
German Title Yumurta - Ei
French Title Yumurta - Oeuf
Other Titles Uovo
Directed by Semih Kaplanoglu
Country Turkey
Available Formats 35mm, DVD, Blu-ray
Screenplay Semih Kaplanoglu
Film Editing Ayhan Ergürsel, Suzan Hande Güneri, Semih Kaplanoglu
Cinematography Özgür Eken
Sound Ismail Karadas
Décors Naz Erayda
Production Semih Kaplanoglu
Runtime 97 Min.
Language Türkisch/d/f
Nejat Isler Yusuf
Saadet Aksoy Ayla
Ufuk Bayraktar Haluk
Tülin Özen Sahaftaki Kadin
Gülçin Santýrcýoðlu Gül
Kaan Karabacak Çapaci Çocuk
Semra Kaplanoglu Zehra

Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival: Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Newcomer

Fajr Film Festival: Best Director, Best Technical Achievement For Cinematography, Best Technical Achievement For Inematography

Istanbul International Film Festival: Golden Tulip, Best Film

Sarajevo Film Festival: Heart of Sarajevo, Best Actress

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