ASPHALT [ASFALT]


Turkey 2016 12 min original version with German and English subtitles
International premiere

by Süleyman Demirel
Script: Recai Rize, DoP: Recai Rize, Editors: Süleyman Demirel, Recai Rize, Producer: Süleyman Demirel, Cast: Güldestan Yüce, Ozan Dağara

Abraham and his pregnant wife Sarah are going to a hospital with a suspicion of miscarriage. They are sitting in the back seat of a taxi. The places the car passes by reflect the inner worlds of the couple, in a way these things the car passes by turn into their inner worlds: while they are going towards the hospital, the birth part of the birth-death cycle is seen outside. While they are coming back, the death part of the same cycle is seen.

Süleyman Demirel, born in 1988in Kirikkale/Turkey, graduated from Middle East Technical University, Foreign Language Education Department in 2010. He wrote his master’s thesis about technology and cinema at Ankara University, Journalism Department. He works at Gisam (Audio Visual Systems Research and Production Center) and has directed four short films so far.
Contact
Süleyman Demirel
Turkey
demirelsul@gmail.com