48:e festivalen 24 jan - 2 feb, 2025
48:e festivalen
24 Jan -
2 Feb, 2025

The Amazons of Istanbul


In 1808, the audacious and whimsical Sultan Esma unexpectedly becomes the first woman to rule the Ottoman Empire. She battles prejudice and hindrance, which reawakens traumas from Esma’s outcast childhood, leaving her disoriented and straining her relationships. With the help of her cousins who are devoted warriors, Esma strives to navigate the throne, which leads to a path of self discovery.

The Amazons of Istanbul 
Turkey, 5 x 50’
Written by: Nisan Dağ 
Broadcasters: TBA
Produced by: Solis Film
Producer: Müge Özen
Director: Nisan Dağ 
Sales: TBA
Premier: TBA
Presented in collaboration with CineLink Industry Days – Sarajevo Film Festival.

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