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Blandine Savetier and Waddah Saab
based on Orhan Pamuk's novel
Translated by Taylor Barrett Gaines
After many long years spent in political exile in Germany, poet Kerim Alakuşoğlu, who goes by the pseudonym Ka, returns to Turkey. He is dispatched to Kars, a small town in eastern Turkey, on behalf of a newspaper based in Istanbul, tasked with reporting back on the municipal elections and investigating the story of the young veiled girls who are committing suicide, seemingly under duress. Upon arriving in Kars, a snowstorm takes the town hostage, cutting it off from the rest of the world.