Ashes (2024) – Film on Netflix: A very literary romance that turns into an interesting thriller of intrigue

Ashes is a romantic drama movie directed by Erdem Tepegoz starring Funda Eryiğit and Alperen Duymaz.

“Ashes” is an interesting Turkish film that, like a good thriller, plays with deception from the beginning. One of those classic stories that, starting from romance, ends in an intriguing suspenseful plot.

Good film in terms of photography, with very interesting shots and an atmosphere that manages to infuse the scenes with a dreamlike and captivating feeling.


A woman married to an editor receives a mysterious manuscript and gradually becomes obsessed with its author. This search will take her from a passionate love affair to a series of mysteries and intrigues that will put her life at risk.

About the film

“Ashes” is a film that, without reinventing cinema, is interesting, well-crafted, and, like a good suspenseful movie, knows how to hide its secrets. It presents itself as a kind of dreamy woman in the style of Amelie, but everything changes and what seems like a film of dreams and romance quickly becomes a much more interesting intrigue.

A film that blends a very literary script with careful aesthetic construction, with colorful and brilliant cinematography. The film knows how to play with the paradox between reality and fiction, literary and cinematic fiction, with the allegories of a good script that, without inventing anything, provides us with all the elements for good entertainment.

It is not the film that will rediscover the thriller, nor is it the film that will impress you and leave a deep impact, but it is entertaining, very easy to watch, and aesthetically well-crafted.

The Turkish film industry once again proves that it is capable of touching all kinds of stories and making them very commercial and attractive, all without losing its identity and that characteristic sensitive spirit of Turkish cinema.

Our opinion

Good thriller: knows how to play with reality, fiction, and daydreaming. Without high expectations in terms of cinematography, it achieves what it wants and does so with efficiency and style.

Where to Watch “Ashes”


Ashes – Netflix

About Funda Eryiğit

Funda Eryiğit
Funda Eryiğit

Funda Eryigit is an actress from Turkey known for her work in television, film, and theater. She completed her education at Kadir Has Anatolian High School and Istanbul University, where she studied both International Relations and Theater. In 2012-2013, she received the best actress award in the musical/comedy category at the 18th Sadri Alisik Theater and Cinema Player Awards for her performance in Istanbul State Theater’s production of Silence. She was also nominated for best actress at the 17th Afife Theater Awards. In 2016, she made an appearance on the TV series Poyraz Karayel. Her breakthrough role was in the series Canim Ailem, and she is best known for her portrayal of Esra in Gecenin Kralicesi.


Ashes - Netflix

Movie title: Kül

Movie description: After being drawn into a mesmerizing daydream, a wealthy married woman's life is forever changed when she becomes involved in a risky romantic entanglement upon discovering an unpublished book.

Date published: February 9, 2024

Country: Turkey

Director(s): Erdem Tepegoz

Writer(s): Erdi Isik

Cinematography: Hayk Kirakosyan

Actor(s): Funda Eryiğit, Alperen Duymaz, Mehmet Günsür, Nur Sürer, Yıldıray Şahinler, Gökçe Eyüboğlu, Seda Türkmen, Canan Atalay, Selin Vardarli

Genre: Romance, Drama

Companies: Ay Yapim, Netflix

Our Opinion

Good thriller: knows how to play with reality, fiction, and daydreaming. Without high expectations in terms of cinematography, it achieves what it wants and does so with efficiency and style.


Alice Lange
Alice Lange
Alice Lange is a content editor with an unbridled passion for all things film related. With her keen eye for detail and expert storytelling abilities, she has established herself as one of the most sought-after editors in the industry. Her work on MCM's film reviews has captivated audiences.
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