Not Today

Representante do Projeto: Yağmur Mısırlıoğlu

País: Turkey

Tagline: Responsible of caring for two homes, three kids and her mother with dementia; Meryem, a single mother nanny, gets hooked on middle class’ discourse of self-help.


Only at the beginning of her thirties, Meryem makes a living by nannying for a middle-class family, while also taking care of her own children and her mother with Alzheimer’s. Getting treated like a member of the family by the household she works for leads Meryem to an illusion of belonging which is further supported by the self-help books she discovered through them. Following those new teachings that influences her and the lifestyle she partakes in, Meryem decides to reset her priorities in life, but chooses the worst day possible to take action.


Bio do Autor

Yağmur Mısırlıoğlu, director & co-screenwriter

She was born in 1991 in Istanbul. Has majored in philosophy, she graduated from Galatasaray Üniversitesi in 2015 followed by her graduation from Prague Film School in 2017 specialized in directing and screenwriting. During her high school years, she has worked as an assistant director for established theater companies. After her shift towards filmmaking in 2013, she has taken part in various feature, short and commercial films both national and international. Currently she is working on her directorial debut.

Nefes Polat - Concentrating on co-productions since 2015, Nefes has been producing films which have been presold in Europe and won success in film festivals. She was the associate producer of Something Useful directed by Pelin Esmer (2017 / Turkey, France, Germany, Netherlands co-production). She co-produced Sibel directed by Çağla Zencirci & Guillaume Giovannetti (2018, Turkey, France, Luxemburg, Germany co-production), which made its World premiere at Locarno International Film Festival, receiving Fipresci Prize, Ecumenical Prize, Second Prize of the Junior Jury Awards. Nefes Polat is a Berlinale Talents and Talents Sarajevo alumna, received VFF Berlinale Talent Highlight Award in 2017. She is a member of European Film Academy and is the founder of Nefes’ Films which focuses on independent film production.