Umut is a young water polo player- a gentle & quiet high school senior, just trying to live his life in a complicated world.
When a fellow player spreads a rumour that he is gay, Umut ( played by Emir Ozden), displaying maturity beyond his years, refuses to deny the allegation, apologise, or explain himself. His parents, distracted by their own marital problems, prove powerless to stem any fallout as his time at high school becomes more and more fraught, until things reach a shocking head.
Set in the high testosterone world of teenage water polo, and a sometimes-suffocating Turkish society, «Not Knowing» holds a mirror up to what it still means to be young and gay today in so much of the world.
Original title : Bilmemek
English title : Not Knowing»
Country of origin : Turkey
Director : Leyla Yilmaz
Writer : Leyla Yilmaz
Actors : Emir Ozden, Yurdaer Okur, Senan Kara
Genre : Drama
Run time : 1 hour and 35 minutes
Production company : FGS Film
Studio : TLA Releasing
Rated : Suitable for 18 years and over
Aspect ratio : 2.35 : 1
Release date : 06 Dec. 2021