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Completed - TURKISH - Drama - 100 minutes

Log Line

Two isolated strangers dealing with tragic events make a personal connection at a remote lookout tower.







Previous markets

  • Toronto 2012 (Premiere)
  • Berlin EFM 2013 (Screening)
  • FILMART 2013 (Screening)
Full history

Year of production : 2012

Director(s) : Pelin ESMER
Writer(s) : Pelin ESMER
Cast : Olgun SIMSEK, Nilay ERDONMEZ, Menderes SAMANCILAR, Laçin CEYLAN, Riza AKIN

Producer(s) : Nida Karabol AKDENIZ, Pelin ESMER, Tolga ESMER

Synopsis

Nihat, haunted by his dark past, has taken a position as a fire warden in a remote tower far out in the wilderness. Seher, lives in a makeshift room at a rural bus station where she works as a coach hostess. Destined to come to a crossroads, they go about their solitary lives until their fates collide. Beginning at first as muted antagonism, their relationship quickly turns into tender domesticity as they settle together at Nihat’s mountain-side watchtower. Yet the weight of the past presses on the silence between them, serving as the ultimate catalyst in their impassioned relationship with each other, and with higher powers that guide their spiritual lives.

Production

Country(ies) : TURKEY, GERMANY, FRANCE

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Festivals and Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2012 Contemporary World Cinema

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