YOU KNOW HIM
2020 / 105’ / Color / Turkey Serbia
Director: Ercan Kesal
Screenplay: Ercan Kesal
Music : Saki Çimen
Cinematography: Barbu Balasoiu
Art director : Oya Köseoğlu
Editing : Ali Aga
Cast : Ercan Kesal, Selin Yenici, İnanç Konukçu, Müttalip Müjdeci, Nazan Kesal, Valeriu Andriuta
Producer : Yamaç Okur, Kerem Çatay, Ercan Kesal
Production: : Ay Yapım, Poyraz Film, Thalia Production, Living Pictures
A one-day tragicomic story of Doctor Kemal Güner, who wants to become a candidate for Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district mayor. While working hard to become a candidate, Kemal prepares excitedly for the night that his candidacy will be announced by Number One. Everyone around Kemal, including his ex-wife, witnesses his intense effort. He is trying every way to win Number One’s favour and to become a candidate. Unexpected events will occur that night.
Born in Avanos (Nevsehir, Turkey) in 1959, Ercan Kesal was graduated from the Medical Faculty in Ege University in 1984. He established private hospitals, polyclinics and healthcare centres in various working- class districts of Istanbul where he completed his graduate study in the field of Applied Psychology and Social Anthropology. His involvement in cinema, which began for the first time as an actor in Distant (2002) by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, continued as a screenwriter and actor in Three Monkeys (2008) and Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011) that won the Grand Prize of the Jury in Cannes. He is a writer, actor and director. You Know Him is his directorial debut.