Dilber's Eight Days

Dilber's Eight Days (Turkish: Dilber'in Sekiz Günü) is a 2008 Turkish drama film, written and directed by Cemal Şan, starring Nesrin Cevadzade as a young village woman who leaves with a stranger after being spurned by her lover. The film, which went on nationwide general release across Turkey on April 24, 2009 (2009-04-24), was shown in competition at the 45th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival (October 10–19, 2008) and was nominated at the 3rd Yeşilçam Awards (March 23, 2010). It is the second part of a trilogy of films which includes Zeynep's Eight Days (2007) and Ali's Eight Days (2009).

Dilber's Eight Days
Theatrical release poster
Directed byCemal Şan
Written byCemal Şan
Produced byTekin Doğan
CinematographyCengiz Uzun
Edited byŞenol Şentürk
Music byNail Yurtsever
Şan Film
Distributed byMedyavizyon
Release date
Running time
107 minutes


Dilber lives with her family in a very poor eastern village. Her only dream is to marry her childhood lover, Ali. But when she finds out that it will not happen, she goes crazy and locks herself in her family's barn. Then she makes everybody know that she will marry the first guy who proposes and will not leave the barn until that happens. One day, a limping man comes to the village. He is alone and has heard that there is a girl in that village who is ready to marry him.


The film was shot on location in Mardin, Turkey.[1]


  1. ^ "Filming locations for Dilber'in sekiz günü". IMDB. Retrieved 2010-02-18.

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