Karsu - I Hide a Secret
Coming-of-age film about Karsu Dönmez, star singer from Amsterdam who was discovered playing piano in her parents’ restaurant.
Karsu is a talented jazz singer who, until her 18th birthday, was forced to help out in her Amsterdam-based family restaurant. But she was determined to find her own path and eventually became a star in the Turkish scene, singing regularly in the family restaurant. When she was discovered by music professionals she became a true star, and continued to pave her own way throughout 2010. Still living with her parents, she finally tries to break free from her family and culture.
87’ / DCP / colour
Original title: KARSU – I HIDE A SECRET
Dir: Mercedes Stalenhoef
Prod: Pieter van Huystee Film
Sc: Mercedes Stalenhoef
D.O.P.: Gregor Meerman, Sander Snoep, Erik van Empel
Completed: November 2012
Language: Dutch/Turkish/English (English subtitles)
a.o. CARMEN MEETS BORAT (2008, doc), I NEVER WANT TO BE FAMOUS (2005, doc), GODOFREDO IS ALIVE (2004, short doc).
Pieter van Huystee Film
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