Martin Turk

Martin Turk (1978, it) graduated in film and TV directing from the AGRFT. His films have been screened at film festivals worldwide, including Cannes – Quinzaine. In 2009, Turk was selected for the 18th session of the Cannes Cinefondation Residence. In October 2018, his feature Good Day’s Work premiered at the Busan IFF. The film was produced by the Turkish public television TRT, Obala Art Centar Sarajevo, and Bela Film Ljubljana in the context of the Sarajevo FF pilot project Sarajevo City of Global Screen. In October 2019, Turk’s third feature

Martin Turk (1978, it) graduated in film and TV directing from the AGRFT. His films have been screened at film festivals worldwide, including Cannes – Quinzaine. In 2009, Turk was selected for the 18th session of the Cannes Cinefondation Residence. In October 2018, his feature Good Day’s Work premiered at the Busan IFF. The film was produced by the Turkish public television TRT, Obala Art Centar Sarajevo, and Bela Film Ljubljana in the context of the Sarajevo FF pilot project Sarajevo City of Global Screen. In October 2019, Turk’s third feature Don’t Forget to Breathe premiered in the competition section of the Rome FF Alice Nella Citta, dedicated to youth films. Turk’s filmography from 2015 includes two documentary features: Pappenstory (2017), Doberdob (2015).

Awards 5 awards and 1 nomination

Cast (4)

Writing (18)

production designer
assistant director
assistant director
Vesna Award
best fiction film
2020

Film Ne pozabi dihati nas popelje v zgodbo o dveh bratih na prelomni točki njunega mladega življenja. Režiser Martin Turk se je žanra mladinskega filma lotil z namenom, da bi pripoved za mlade povzdignil na raven avtorskega filma. In to mu je tudi uspelo. Ne pozabi dihati z mnogih vidikov filmskega ustvarjanja ponudi popolnoma zaokrožen izdelek, ki ga žirija v letošnji konkurenci celovečernih igranih filmov brez težav prepoznava kot najboljšega.

Vesna Award
special achievement award
2019

S pridihom italijanskega neorealizma izpove zgodbo bosanskega vsakdana mlade družine v stiski in očeta, ki išče delo, a ga najde šele, ko pristane v zaporu. Univerzalna zgodba o socialno ranljivi družini z brezposelnim in preveč poštenim očetom, ki ne zmore pristati na korupcijo, čepravza ceno preživetja, je v današnjem koruptivnem svetu še kako aktualna na vseh koncih sveta. Režiser z občutljivo in pricizno režijo in z vodenjem odlične mednarodne filmske ekipe ustvari human film tenkočutnih občutij, visoke morale in etike.

Slovenian Film Critics' Award
critic's choice
2009

Soba 408 je senzibilna pripoved o odločitvah v odnosih dveh parov. Turk je v svoji narativnosti nepredvidljiv. In hkrati neizprosen.

Vesna Award
best short
2006

Režiser Martin Turk za čisto in v prispodobah pomenljivo poetično režijsko pisavo.

Prešeren Award of the University of Ljubljana
best directing
2003

Za scenarij in režijo.

Nominations