‘23.eco competition

[dutch premiere]
Turkey, Germany, Denmark, Poland / 2021 / “113
From Emre Kayis

An Ankara zoo becomes the battleground in this slow-burning fight between real estate investors and a reluctant zoo director clinging onto a more honorable past. The lifeless body of the titular leopard, a protected national symbol of Turkey, becomes the dubious chess piece in a standoff between two opposing ideologies. What value do we attribute to animals in contemporary society?

This film was shown at May 12th & 14th 2023 at Studio/K