The Collector

This is a documentary about a passionate collector. A man who has been collecting for 70 years, collecting everything one can imagine. A man who lives in his own house like a guest of his collections. A man who tries to freeze time, as if to hold on to present. In this documentary, you will follow this passionate collector through the vivid streets of Istanbul, among the crowd, in search of new collection items while trying to understand his perception of life and collection.

  • producer, director
  • camera, sound
    • pelin esmer
  • editing 
    • perizad johnson
  • editing studio 
    • stm – savaş güvezne
  • participant
    • mithat esmer
  • music
    • david sylvian
  • original title: koleksiyoncu
  • english title: the collector
  • formats: DCP, Digital Betacam
  • color: color
  • duration: 46′
  • language: turkish
  • subtitles: english
  • aspect ratio: 4:3
  • sound: stereo
  • production countries: türkiye
  • production year: 2002
  • Rome Independent Film Festival (Italy)
    Best Documentary Award

  • Ankara International Film Festival (Turkey)
    3rd Best Documentary Film Award