10 to 11
Living on the fourth floor of Emniyet Apartment Building, Mr. Mithat has, against all threats he has faced, managed to protect his collection, which he has been working on since years and that has left him with only a small space to live in. Any piece that he searches for to maintain the coherence of the collection could lead him anywhere in Istanbul. For Mr. Mithat, Istanbul is as unlimited as his collection. For Ali, Istanbul is limited with Emniyet Apartment Building and its surrounddings. Coming from the village to Istanbul, Ali started to work as concierge in the apartment , and when his daughter contracted asthma due to the humidity in the concierge`s floor, Ali sent his family back to their home in the village for a while until the conditions were ameliorated. When the other tenants of the apartment building, out of fear of an earthquake and with the ambition to own a more valuable building, prefer to have the building demolished to be rebuilt again, Mr Mithat begins the most challenging of wars he gave for his collection. The building now ist he shared destiny of these two men who live alone. Their relationship that begins for the intactness of the collection takes on a different level with Mr. Mithat turning Istanbul over to Ali, and it ends where they change each other`s destinies unknowingly.
  • writer & director
    • pelin esmer
  • producers
    • nida karabol akdeniz
    • tolga esmer
    • pelin esmer
  • co-producers
    • juliette sol (fransa)
    • mustafa dok (almanya)
  • supported by
    • arte france cinéma
  • director of photography
    • özgür eken
  • editing
    • ayhan ergürsel
    • pelin esmer
    • cem yıldırım
  • art director
    • naz erayda
  • line producer
    • özkan yılmaz
  • sound recording
    • kasper munck-hansen
  • sound editing
    • umut şenyol
  • sound mix
    • marc elsner
    • michael kaczmarek
  • casting director
    • harika uygur
  • assistant directors
    • başak göksel
    • tuba çoban
  • focus puller
    • engin özkaya
  • second camera assistant
    • salih dikmen
  • assistant line producer
    • benan baf
  • second production assistant
    • birkan yılmaz
  • assistant art director
    • güneş çoban
  • second assistant art director
    • sima ertem
  • third assistant art director
    • hande cedimoğlu
  • gaffer
    • ersin aldemir
  • grip
    • gürkan kahraman
  • steadycam operator
    • tuncay başpınar
  • post production studio
    • imaj
  • online editing and color grading
    • bora gökşingöl
  • sound mix studios
    • headroom studio (berlin)
    • k13 kinomischung (berlin)
  • foley artist
    • peter drexler
  • translations
    • serra yılmaz
    • lucy wood
    • nancy öztürk
    • melahat behlil
    • juliette sol
  • original title: 11’e 10 kala
  • english title: 10 to 11
  • shooting format: HDCAM
  • formats avaliable: 35 mm. , HDCAM, DCP
  • color: color
  • number of reels: 6
  • running time: 110′
  • original film language: turkish
  • subtitles: english, french, spanish
  • screening ratio: 16:9 (1:1,78)
  • sound: dolby digital
  • countries of production: turkey – france – germany
  • year of production: 2009
  • nejat işler ali
  • mithat esmer mithat bey
  • tayanç ayaydın ömer
  • laçin ceylan feride hanım
  • savaş akova ruhi bey
  • sinan düğmeci old books seller
  • tülin özen oung woman in the cemetery
  • aşkın şenol ahmet
  • selen uçer mahinur
  • emine şans umar hülya
  • füsun demirel gülümser’s voice
  • liezer abravaya radio technician
  • okay şenol 1st city inspector
  • koray bülent tarhan library worker
  • kutay ülkü head librarian
  • arzu kaçmaz gülten
  • ceren süer selen
  • dilek altuğ ruhi bey’s wife ayşe
  • serkan keskin photocopyist
  • arzu kaçmaz gülten
  • nida karabol akdeniz doctor
  • ahmet sarsılmaz security
  • gülden avşaroğlu newspapaer archivist
  • San Sebastian International Film Festival / Spain
    Official Selection – Golden Seashell Nominee
  • Toronto International Film Festival / Canada
    City to City
  • Istanbul International Film Festival / Turkey
    Special Prize Of The Jury
  • Adana Golden Boll Film Festival / Turkey
    Best Film
    Best Screenplay
  • Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF)/ Abu Dhabi
    Best New Middle Eastern Director
  • Tromso International Film Festival / Norway
    FIPRESCI Award
  • Nürnberg Turkish-German Film Festival/Germany
    Best Film
    Critics Award
  • Ankara International Film Festival / Turkey
    Best Director
    Onat Kutlar Best Screenplay
    Best Art Direction
  • Cinema Novo Film Festival / Belgium
    Honourable Mention of the Main Jury
    Honourable Mention of the Young Jury
  • Tetouan Uluslararası Film Festivali / Fas
    Special Prize Of The Jury
  • IndieLisboa Film Festival/ Portugal
    Special Prize Of The Jury
  • Tofifest International Film Festival/Poland
    Best Film
  • Eurasia Film Festival / Kazakhstan
    Best Director