Ekin Ilkbağ, Idil Akkuş / Documentary / Turkey / English, Turkish / 72:00 / 2022

9th March 2024 | 11.15 am | CD Deshmukh Auditorium

Mısra and Defne are two close friends and duet partners, who met each other through synchronized swimming, with their totally different characters. After failing to qualify for the 2016 Olympics, they set a shared goal, the 2020 Olympics. While struggling to make this dream happen, they try to cope with numerous problems such as the poorly run federation and the Covid-19 pandemic. Fighting for success in a suppressive country for women and LGBTI+, the duet partners will have to give a hard decision whether to keep the fight or to find new paths in life.


Directors’ bio:

Ekin İlkbağ was born in 1998, in İstanbul. She studied BA Filmmaking at the University of the Arts London. Co-produced and co-directed her first documentary film “Duet”, together with İdil Akkuş. She is also a former national synchronized swimmer like the athletes in her film.

İdil Akkuş was born in 1995, in İstanbul. She completed her cinema BA degree at Istanbul University. She co-produced and edited her first documentary film Duet starting in 2016, together with her co-director Ekin İlkbağ. She is a film editor and former synchronized swimmer.