11/19/2017 19:30 – Caligari FilmBühne
Germany/France/Qatar/Sweden/Turkey 2017 127 min English original version with German subtitles
by Semih Kaplanoğlu
Script: Semih Kaplanoğlu, Leyla İpekçi, DoP: Giles Nuttgens, Editor: Semih Kaplanoğlu, Osman Bayraktaroğlu, Ayhan Ergürsel, Production: Kaplan Film Production Turkey, Heimatfilm Germany, Sophie Dulac Productions France, The Chimney Pot Sweden, Galata Film Turkey, TRT & ZDF/Arte, Producers: Semih Kaplanoğlu, Nadir Operli, Cast: Jean-Marc Barr, Ermin Bravo, Grigoriy Bobrygin, Cristina Flutur
sophisticated armed forces and magnetic walls. For unknown reasons, the city’s agricultural plantations have been hit by a genetic crisis – and, as a result, by massive crop failure.
“Almost four years passed before I began to film GRAIN. During this four-year long hiatus, I encountered a world that has seemingly changed 40 times over. The film itself (…) plays out in an unknown future time, one in which man is trying to find ways to deal with series of on-going wars, environmental disasters (…), killing borders erected to dispel refugees, and the chaos engendered by genetically engineered seeds.”
Semih Kaplanoğlu (director)
Semih Kaplanoğlu, born in 1963, is one of the most acclaimed writer-director-producers of contemporary cinema in Turkey. His first films AWAY FROM HOME (2001) and ANGEL’S FALL (2004) were screened worldwide, but only with his third feature EGG (2007) he achieved international recognition as the film premiered in Quinzaine des Réalisateurs at Cannes. In 2008, MILK premiered at the Venice Film Festival, giving him international awards, such as FIPRESCI prize at the Istanbul Film Festival. HONEY (2010), the third part of the Yusuf Trilogy, won the Golden Bear at Berlinale that year.