Original title: "Arada"

Directed by

Mu Tunç

Mu Tunç (born August 21, 1986) is a Turkish director, writer, film producer, and actor. His directing work includes feature films, digital web-series, commercials, and music videos.. Mu received international recognition in 2018 for directing the teen drama ARADA, which has been seen as one of the first punk films of Turkey.

Mu began his career in digital advertisement and marketing before directing his feature films. Mu directed a variety of music videos for acclaimed artists from New York to London to Reykjavik to Tel Aviv.

Cinematography by

Utku Sönmezer

Edited by

Ahmet Teke, Mu Tunç

Music by

Orkun Tunç

Main cast

Burak Deniz, Büşra Develi, Ceren Moray, Deniz Celiloglu, Seda Akman

Color: colored, Running time: 88, Format: DCP, Countries: TR, Languages: TR, EN

Hasan Cobanoglu -
Aylin Çobanoğlu

Production company(s)

Rue de Pera Films


YOUNG CINEMA AWARD by Cine Days Festival of European Film Festival, BEST MUSIC - SIYAD Turkish Film Critics Association Award


Aykut Çobanoğlu, Ayça Çobanoğlu


!f Istanbul Independent Film Festival - TURKEY (Feb 2018), Sensoria Music & Film Festival - UNITED KINGDOM (Oct 2018), Australian Music Week Film Festival - AUSTRALIA (Nov 2018), Cine Days Festival of European Film Festival - MACEDONIA (Nov 2018), Malatya International Film Festival - TURKEY (Nov 2018), Rome Independent Film Festival - ITALY (Nov 2018), Istanbul Museum of Modern Art - TURKEY (Dec 2018), Too Drunk to Watch Punk Film Fest Berlin - GERMANY (April 2019), The Museum of Arts and Design MAD New York - UNITED STATES (June 2019), PhilaMOCA Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art - UNITED STATES (June 2019), Burgas International Film Festival - BULGARIA (July 2019), The Durban International Film Festival - SOUTH AFRICA (July 2019)


A young punk rocker in Istanbul tracks down a cruise ticket to California on the night of his birthday gig. Based on the director’s personal family story. Film sets during the 90’s unrest Turkey.

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