Meryem by Atalay Taşdiken (2013, 100 min.). Meryem, a teenage bride, is deserted by her new husband Mustafa. She waits patiently at her in-laws, hoping for his return, but her suffocating situation forces her to find comfort in her dreams. Reality and fantasy blend as the film shifts between the rural countryside of Anatolia to the ethereal otherworld of Meryem’s dreams. When a former suitor returns from military service, rumors and gossip swirl, forcing Meryem to make an unexpected decision.