Such a great work. Extremely impressive how the director was able to fabricate a coherent and compelling narrative about Hikmet’s feelings and experiences in prison, entirely out of his poetry – and she did so without being overly sentimental. It manages to convey the value of perseverence and conviction to people even without any prior background on the subject. Especially impressive were the two actors, with Elif Savas as Piraye, displaying a wide arrange of talents (acting, dance, and playing violin) and Bryson Jones Allman, who displayed an astonishing range of emotion and make Hikmet come alive. Highly recommended.