MENA 2021: When I Am Done Dying

Middle East and North Africa Film Festival

Fehmi, a 19-year-old aspiring rapper from a rough neighbourhood in Istanbul, is approached by a top recording producer and knows this could be his big break. When Fehmi meets Devin, a 25-year old affluent DJ, they fall hard for each other and find the inspiration they were both lacking. But the flaming love affair of this unlikely duo soon becomes toxic as Fehmi finds it harder and harder to control his addiction to bonzai, a cheap and deadly drug. WHEN I’M DONE DYING is an emotional rollercoaster into the lives of Istanbul’s youth, steeped in edgy rap composed by one of the most acclaimed beatmakers and rappers in Turkey, Da Poet.

The film can also be watched online.

Director Icon Director
Nisan Dağ

Oktay Çubuk, Hayal Köseoğlu, Ushan Çakır, Eren Çiğdem, Müfit Kayacan
Producer Muge Ozen, Jessica Caldwell, Jim Wareck, Yagmur Unal, Kanat Dogramaci, Dorothe Beinemeier
Screenwriter Nisan Dağ
Cinematographer John Wakayama, Carey Canlandırma
Editor Kristen Swanbeck, Özcan Vardar
Music Angus MacRae, Da Poet
Turkey 2020 97 min. In Turkish with English subtitles 19+ Trailer | Official Website
Co-Presented by
Vancouver Turkish Film Festival


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