Özge Göztürk


Ozge Gozturk was born in Izmir, in 1979. Has studied Engineering and worked in the Textile business for over 13 years. In between 2013-2015, while she was giving a break to her fast fashion business she build up a new career in writing and her first novel has been published in 2016.
Now she lives in London, continues writing new stories and also combines this new approach with her previous career as a creative consultant in fashion brand building, and creative writing.

Lupu

Synopsis
Mujde (38) is a prostitute living in Istanbul. One day she finds a girl (8) in the street and takes the child in her flat. The child is in a traumatic situation cannot talk, Mujde names her; Gonca.
Mujde feels very happy after having a child in the house and starts imagining a decent life. But unfortunately the pedophile gang, which is settled in the neighborhood attacks Gonca. Mujde loses her calm and kills those men. After this incident we learn that this was not Mujde’s first kill.
Mujde feels threatened and avoids going out, spends all her time with the girl at home, tells her fairy tales to get Gonca stronger so she can deal with the world outside. But police finds the girl and takes her from Mujde eventually.
When Gonca goes away Mujde feels really depressed until her friend Ruhane (30s, woman, gipsy, fortuneteller) comes to offer an alliance. Mujde finds a new aim that will keep her alive; Mujde kills almost the whole pedophile gang in the neighborhood one by one with the help of Ruhane. But before they kill the gang leader, Ruhane lays an ambush to Mujde and they both get shot in the incident.
Mujde survives and the killings were charged on Ruhane who was dead in the incident. In this stage we learn Mujde’s real name was Gonca, at the end she starts a new life with her old name.

Manifesto
Confronting with childhood traumas can be very poetic and tragic for anyone. We all live it in different but also similar ways. The characters and events of this story is inspired with the strong feelings appear while the process of depersonalization and re-self-personalization of trauma therapies.
While I was passing through my personal healing processes I visualized my own self as a murdered of my past and future, which was a very poetic and a tragic time period. That is why I wanted the main character to be a prostitute and a killer.
As an author while turning my novel into a screenplay I tried not to stick with the novel but to let the screenplay stand by itself and reflect the change I experienced in the last five years, since the first day I decided to write Lupu, as I still believe that life starts all over again in weird ways and unbelievably often.

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