Love, Spells and All That

Ümit Ünal

Ümit Ünal





Feature film




1 h 36 mins


Turkish (English Subtitles)


International Showcase


Lesbian, RE:Focus, Romance

United by a twenty-year-old spell, two women journey through the neglected corners of their memories as they explore the island of Büyükada, Istanbul, in Love, Spells and All That.

After two decades of living abroad, Eren is suddenly drawn back to her hometown as she realizes that the one person she has ever loved is her childhood friend, Reyhan. Upon Eren’s return, she finds the abandoned Reyhan resigned to a simple life with an ordinary man. We soon learn that Reyhan cast a spell on Eren these many years ago.

Amid the beautiful island of Büyükada, Eren and Reyhan spend a magical day reclaiming their love, spells and all that.

May 27th, Noon (ET) to June 6th, 11:59 PM (ET)

In partnership with

You might also like:


Walk With Me

Walk With Me follows a young mother who must take some personal risks to find the happiness she has been seeking.

At the age of 30 and with a young daughter in tow, Amber has made the brave dec...


Boy Meets Boy

Taking inspiration from the mumblecore genre, Boy Meets Boy is a brief but romantic encounter between two young men who fall for each other over the course of a single day.

Harry has been spend...



Querencia is a love story that follows two Indigenous queer women from divergent backgrounds as they navigate and explore their complex Indigiqueer identities and their differing cultural upbringings....