Commitment Hasan (2021): Semih Kaplanoglu’s Drama is Turkey’s Nominee for the Best International Feature Oscar

Turkey has selected Commitment Hasan, a drama by Semih Kaplanoglu, as its representative for the Best International Feature at the 94th Oscar Awards.

The film recounts the story of a fruit farmer who resists the imposition of electricity pole in the middle of his garden.

It had its world premiere in Un Certain Regard at the 2021 Cannes Film Fest.

The film has since played at the Karlovy Vary, Jerusalem and Antalya Golden Orange festivals.

Commitment, the first part of a trilogy, was previously Turkey’s Oscar contender in 2019.

So was Kaplanoglu’s 2010 film “Honey.”