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Beyond the Hill

Beyond the Hill

After his retirement from the state forestry office, Faik moved back to his hometown and started to work the land he inherited from his grandfather. A sharecropper family takes care of his lands and his flock of goats. His son and his two grandsons arrive on a hot summer day for vacation. They come at a time when Faik’s conflict with the neighboring nomads is escalating. The gathering provokes both the unsettled family disputes and the family members’ conflicts with the sharecropper family. However, for Faik the major threat to his community and land is the nomads. “Masterfully evoking tension through isolation, landscape, and unspoken conflict, Alper conveys that what lies beyond the hill may be far less damaging than what is within your walls.” (Ashley Havey, Tribeca Film Festival)

EMIN ALPER, born 1974 in Konya, Turkey. Trained in economics and history at Bogazici University / Istanbul, Alper holds a PhD in Turkish Modern History. He is the writer and director of the short films THE LETTER (2005) and RIFAT (2006), and teaches at Istanbul Technical University’s Humanities and Social Sciences Department. BEYOND THE HILL is Emin Alper’s debut feature and was screened at the Berlinale 2012, where it was awarded a Special Mention for Best First Feature. In the same year the film also competed at the Sarajevo Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Award.

European Panorama Fiction 2013

Emin Alper

Turkey / Greece 2012
DCP / color
94 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
George Chiper-Lillemark
Editing
Özcan Vardar
Sound
Fatih Aydoğdu
Music
Inanç Şanver, Volkan Akmehmet
Cast
Tamer Levent, Reha Özcan, Mehmet Özgür, Berk Hakman, Furkan Berk Kıran, Banu Fotocan, Sercan Gümüş, Şevval Kuş

Production

Bulut Film
Fecri Ebcioğlu Sokak 14/4
34340 Levent Beşiktaş Istanbul
Turkey
T +90 212 287 19 49
info@bulutfilm.com
www.bulutfilm.com
World Sales

Bulut Film
Fecri Ebcioğlu Sokak 14/4
34340 Levent Beşiktaş Istanbul
Turkey
T +90 212 287 19 49
info@bulutfilm.com
www.bulutfilm.com