Original Title: Het Paard en de Nachtegaal Short Film

Fifteen-year old Cihan accompanies his grandmother on a journey to Turkey, to attend a wedding. They have little in common and have to spend a whole day together in Istanbul. In the face of the apparent distance between these two, they still manage to share little instants together.

The Horse and the Nightingale is part of Kort! by broadcaster NTR, Netherlands Film Fund, Dutch Cultural Media Fund and CoBO.


  • Director: Nazli Elif Durlu
  • Script: Nazli Elif Durlu
  • Cast: Amine El Arfaoui, Emine Altunten
  • Producers: Frank Hoeve & Katja Draaijer
  • Commissioning Editor: Marina Blok
  • Broadcaster: NTR
  • Financiers & Funds: Netherlands Film Fund, Dutch Cultural Media Fund, CoBO
  • Sales: SND Films
  • Length: 10 min.
  • Release: Oktober 2013