First Run finds Abdullah Oguz's 'Bliss'

Ozgu Namal stars in story about honor killing

First Run has acquired rights to Abdullah Oguz's "Bliss," which it will release theatrically in the summer. Based on the book by Zulfu Livaneli and filmed in Eastern Turkey, "Bliss" deals with the subject of honor killing. Ozgu Namal stars.

"We've been doggedly pursuing 'Bliss' for some time, and we couldn't be more excited to finally take it on," First Run vp Marc Mauceri said. "While 'Bliss' is first and foremost a powerful and accessible cinematic experience, it is also a timely and important story, one that brings to light the circumstances of women in non-Western countries in a way rarely seen in global cinema."