Tuesday, August 23, 2011
MWFF 2011 | THE SON
MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL August 18 to 28, 2011THE SON | OGUL
Focus on World Cinema2011 / Colour / 97 min
Director : Attila Cengiz Script : Attila Cengiz
Photography : Baybars Tekin Editor : Recep Ergun
Cast : Riza Akin, Sahin Erguney, Enes Atis, Nurinisa Yildirim, Gokhan Atalay, Kuvvet Yurdakul, Duygu Yetis
Soner, a naive 18-year-old, leaves his hometown, Giresun, on the Black Sea coast, to travel inland to Tunceli. The girl he loves is working there gathering hazelnuts. This is the first time he is venturing outside his hometown. His bus is stopped by soldiers in the mountains. Soner is questioned, and advised not to continue to Tunceli. Abandoned at a crossroads, he is told to return home. But Soner is determined; he gets a lift on a truck carrying workers. The truck is involved in an accident and Soner's path crosses that of Musa, a man whose son is a guerrilla. Musa is warned by the soldiers: they will hold him accountable if his son does not return from the mountains together with the nut gatherers in a couple of days...
Born in Turkey in 1975, Atilla Cengiz has worked extensively in Turkish television, directing several series. Among them: Ezo Gelin (2006), Love Again (2007), Apartment Life (2007), Windfall (2008), Visions of Cappadocia (2009) and Five to Life Kala (2011).