Women in Film 2016 | Majority by Seren Yüce

Spotlight on Mary Stephen
Highlighting the career of acclaimed film editor Mary Stephen, selected films edited by her will be screening as part of the Women in Film programme.

Majority by Seren Yüce / Turkey / 110 min / 2010 / M18

Twenty-one-year-old Mertkan has a stable but unfulfilling life in Istanbul: living at home with his parents, working as an office boy in his father‘s construction company, hanging out with his buddies in shopping malls and discos. When he meets Gül, a Kurdish girl from eastern Turkey, awkward Mertkan starts to become more confident, and it seems possible that he could break away from his oppressive parents. But Mertkan‘s domineering father opposes any association with “those people who only want to divide our country”. Will Mertkan be strong enough to avoid becoming the kind of man that his father wants him to be?

About Seren Yüce:

Seren Yüce studied Archaeology and then worked as directing assistant on various television programmes. Yüce then made the transition to the film world as assistant director on films such as A Man’s Fear of God (Özer Kiziltan, 2006), The Edge of Heaven (Fatih Akin, 2007) and Pandora’s Box (Yesim Ustaoglu, 2008). Majority is his feature debut.

About Mary Stephen:
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Mary Stephen studied Communication Arts in Montreal, Canada. She started making and editing her own films before making the acquaintance of French New Wave director Éric Rohmer, with whom she began a long and fruitful collaboration, editing his films right up to his death in 2010. In recent years, Mary has worked as editor on numerous Chinese and Hong Kong productions, including Li Yang’s Blind Mountain (2007), Fan Lixin’s documentary Last Train Home (2009), Ann Hui’s Headmaster (2014/2015), and Jessey Tsang’s documentary Flowing Stories (2014). She is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences.

About Women in Film

Women in Film features the voices and verve of women in an arena that has been traditionally dominated by men. In celebrating the achievements of women working in the film industry, this edition of the programme highlights the career of acclaimed film editor Mary Stephen alongside short and feature-length documentaries by women filmmakers.

Visit our website for information about the programme: objectifs.com.sg/womeninfilm2016
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