Mommo is a Turkish film set in the rural province of Konya in central Anatolia. It debuted at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival and won Best Director and Best Film honors at the International Children's Film Festival.

Nine-year old Ahmet and his younger sister Ayse (played by real-life cousins Mehmet Bulbul and Elif Bulbul) live with Hasan (Mete Donmezer), their ailing grandfather. The children's father, Kazim (Mustafa Uzunyilmaz), is living with a new wife who has a son and wants nothing to do with Ahmet and Ayse. The kids find a welcoming presence in a friendly grocer who gives them special treats, but most other members of the village either ignore them or treat them badly.

The children are forced to make do with very little. Ayse pours water on the dry ground to make her own hopscotch game and they sleep outside on the roof under the stars. Ahmet, who is truly a nurturing older brother, takes good care of his sister and serves as her surrogate mother. These children miss their mother and visit her grave regularly. But they know that their grandfather is dying and the threat of going to an orphanage scares them both. Their spirits are lifted when they learn that their aunt in Germany is willing to take them under her wings. But the paperwork for such a drastic change could take two years. In one of the most touching scenes in Mommo, Ayse talks to hollyhock flowers because she believes they listen to orphans.

The title is the name of a Turkish make-believe horror character, and both Ayse and Ahmet are afraid of a closet hole in their house because their father has said the bogeyman hides there. Although they make up games and explore the countryside together, they both must struggle to overcome their fears and loneliness. Despite their efforts to stay hopeful, they know their future is not in their hands. This heart-affecting film is a poignant tribute to the love between siblings and a heartbreaking story of the reality so many children face when they have to grow up without parents.