11/20/2017 17:30 – Murnau-Filmtheater

Turkey 2017 96 min original version with German and English subtitles
German premiere

by Orhan Eskiköy

Script: Orhan Eskiköy, DoP: Türksoy Gölebeyi, Editor: Selda Taşkın, Production: Perişan Film, Producers: Orhan Eskiköy, Armağan Lale, Cast: Muhammet Uzuner, Jale Arıkan, Beste Kökdemir, Ahmet Varlı, Saygın Soysal

One winter’s day, Selim runs away from Memur and takes shelter in the village of Sesik. He knocks on the door and finds himself being embraced by Emete as “Hasan”. When he wakes up from a two-day sleep, Selim doesn’t recognize any of the people around him. Suna, the daughter of Emete, immediately takes him for a stranger, but her mother remains convinced that he is Hasan. Besides, although he has changed a lot in 15 years, he still looks like Hasan. Selim is eager to leave the village, but Memur is still chasing him. While the amorous feelings he begins to develop for Suna gradually tie him to the village, he is also desperate to escape the clutches of Ekber and Emete, who treat him like their own son.

Orhan Eskiköy, born in 1980 in Istanbul, works as director and producer. He became known with his first feature-length movie, the co-directed documentary ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL (2009). Focusing on a lonely Turkish teacher in a remote Kurdish village, the film received support from the Sundance Institute and the Jan Vrijman Fund. In addition to screening at top festivals, it was a hit with Turkish audiences. His feature debut VOICE OF MY FATHER (co-director: Zeynel Doğan) was selected for the main competition at the 2012 Rotterdam International Film Festival and won several prizes. STONE, his second feature, received support from the Karlovy Vary IFF when it was selected for last year’s Works in Progress.

Perişan Film
Orhan Eskiköy


11/20/2017 17:30 – Murnau-Filmtheater