My Mothers Wound

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Upon turning eighteen, Salih leaves the orphanage to find his lost family and begins working in a Serbian farm. Suddenly, at the most unexpected moment he has found a home.

Will he ever be able to let go of the ghosts of his past and be happy in this new life? As tension escalates disquieting secrets surface… A gripping tale of family, love and identity, My Mother’s Wound follows Salih as he searches for a trail of hope amongst war-torn lives.

This ambitious drama is directed by Ozan Aciktan and draws attention to the remnants of the Bosnian war. The film boasts an impressive cast of Meryem Uzerli, Ozan Guven, Belcim Bilgin, Okan Yalabik and Bora Akkas.



Ozan Açıktan studied cinematography at the Polish National Film School in Lodz. With his second short film “Marlis ile Metro” he won the Best Short Film Award at the Grup Short Film Competition. He attended the Berlinale Talent Campus the same year.

Açıktan then went on to study screenwriting and dramaturgy at the Film Academy Baden Wurttemberg in Ludwigsburg.

His debut feature, “Çok Filim Hareketler Bunlar”, was released in 2010 became 6th in the national box office. Two years later, he directed the comedy “Sen Kimsin?” (2012), which was the 3rd on the national box office. His third feature, psychological thriller “Silsile”, screened in the 2014 Moscow International Film Festival and won the award for Best Cinematography at the İstanbul Film Festival, best supporting actor, best supporting actress and best young actor at the Adana Altın Koza Film Festival in the same year.

2014- “Silsile”
Best Cinematography – 33th Istanbul Film Festival
Best Supporting Actress – Esra Bezen Bilgin 21st Golden Orange Film Festival
Best Supporting Actor– Serkan Keskin 21st Golden Orange Film Festival
Young Talent Award – Aytaç Usun 21st Golden Orange Film Festival
2012 – “Sen Kimsin?”
2010 – “Çok Filim Hareketler Bunlar”

Short Films
Polish National Film School – Lodz Diploma Film
Mithat Alam Film Center, Best 10 Film of the Year
Hisar Short Film Compilation, 2005
Ankara International Film Festival, Best Short Film, 2004
Manaki Brothers Film Festival, Macedonia, Best Cinematography, 2004.
Screened at the International Festivals in New York, Croatia, Latvia, Polonya, Israil, Italy, and France
“Mono” (Polish National Film School –Exercise Film)
“Metro” Türsak Short Film Competition, Second Prize, 2004
“Diyojen’in Karısı” (Ankara University – Diploma Film)
Ankara International Film Festival, Best Short Film, 2002