Tuesday, August 23, 2011
MWFF 2011 | HAYDE BRE
MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL August 18 to 28, 2011HAYDE BRE
Focus on World Cinema2011 / Colour / 115 min
Production company : Yasemin Kuçukçavdar Guler, Kardes Sanatlar Film Produksiyon, Bakrac Sok. Nº 6/6, Cihangir, Istanbul
Director : Orhan Oguz Script : Orhan Oguz
Photography : Adnan Guler Editor : Murat Bor
Cast : Sevket Emrulla, Nilufer Açikalin, Ilker Inanoglu, Mustafa Yasar, Perihan Ahmeti, Suzan Kardes, Ayberk Koçar
Sabanaga lives in a small Macedonian village with his wife and friends while his stepdaughter Saadet lives in Istanbul with her three children and invalid husband whom she has to take care of. The lives of Sabanaga and Saadet intersect unexpectedly after Saadet returns to the village for her son's circumcision ceremony. When his wife dies, Sabanaga accepts Saadet's invitation to move to Istanbul, but it soon becomes apparent to him that big city life is intimidating and alien to him. It has rules that he can't get used to and he feels like a captive. Sabanaga longs to return to the smalltown life he remembers so fondly. Or thinks he remembers. Does that life still exist?
Born in Kirklareli, Turkey in 1948, Orhan Oguz came to the cinema via a childhood interest in photography and painting. He apprenticed as an assistant director at 16, then began directing his own shorts and worked as a cinematographer for many established directors before making his own feature debut in 1987 with HERSEYE RAGMEN. Among his other films: UCUNCU GOZ (1989), IKI BASLI DEV (1991), SARA (1999), KARA KENTIN COCUKLARI (2000), DARK SPELLS (2004), AURA (2007).