Hayat var (My Only Sunshine)
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Hayat var (My Only Sunshine)
Reha Erdem wrote and directed this edgy drama of a teenager struggling to make sense of a life dominated by an absence of compassion. Hayat (Elit Iscan) is a fourteen-year-old girl living in a town on the Turkish coast. Hayat's parents are divorced; her mother (Banu Fotocan) rarely sees her and is occupied with her new family, while her ne'er-do-well father (Erdal Besikcioglu) makes his living catching fish, smuggling merchandise on the ships that service the harbor, and looking after a handful of prostitutes. Hayat's paternal grandfather (Levend Yilmaz) lives with her and is in… More