Friday, November 14, 2008

Thessaloniki 49 | Autumn by Özcan Alper

Autumn / Özcan Alper

Sentenced to prison in 1997 as a university student at the age of 22, Yusuf is released on health grounds 10 years later. He returns to his village in the Black Sea region, where he’s welcomed only by his sick and elderly mother. It turns out that his father died while he was in prison and his older sister got married and moved away to the city. Economic factors mean that it’s almost exclusively old people who live in the mountain villages, and the only person Yusuf sees is his childhood friend Mikhail. As autumn slowly gives way to winter, Yusuf meets Eka, a beautiful Georgian hooker. Neither the timing nor the circumstances are right for these two people from different worlds. Even so, love becomes a final desperate attempt to grasp life and elude loneliness.

Director:Özcan Alper
Script:Özcan Alper
Photographer:Feza Çaldiran
Montage:Thomas Balkenhol
Sound:Mohammed Mokhtary
Music:Yuri Rydahencko, Ayşenur Kolivar, Sumru Agiryürüyen, Onok Bozkurt
Art Direction:Canan Çayir
Actors:R. Gulefer Yenigül (mother), Serkan Keskin (Mikail), Onur Saylak (Yusuf), Megi Koboladze (Eka)
World Sales:Media Luna Entertainment GmbH, Germany T. +49 221 801498 F. +49 221 80149821
Producer:F. Serkan Acar, Kadir Sözen
Production:Kuzey Film Production
Production Country:Turkey, Germany
Co-production:Filmfabrik Spiel-und Dokumentarfilmproduktion
Type:35mm Color
Production Year:2008

1 comment:

Marloes said...

Thank you very much for all the info!