The End Of The Good Old Days


Mehmet Basak






Year 1999. Humeyra, who is preparing for her university entrance exams, aims to follow in the footsteps of her elder sister, who is continuing her education abroad because of the headscarf ban. As for her mother – who is in the midst of a risky pregnancy – she desires her daughter to study at home. As for her father, who has used all of his available means to support his eldest – he is caught between supporting the dreams of his daughter and the reality of their situation. The girl’s grandmother, who has returned home to help Humeyra’s mother during the pregnancy, endeavors to resolve the tension. But will Humeyra be able to fulfill her dream?




Mehmet Basak was born and lives in İstanbul. His first short film A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH was screened at over 50 festivals around the world from India to Belize. THE END OF THE GOOD OLD DAYS is his second short film.