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HASRET / Yearning

HASRET / Yearning

A small film crew arrives in Istanbul. They have been commissioned to make a film about the city for a minor TV channel. They start work immediately, filming interviews with the first people they meet, and then heading out onto the streets to film the many, very varied districts and denizens of Istanbul: an eccentric historian who believes that there was a civilization of cats before humanity, a Sufi dervish who has opened a café for lovers and mad people, an Armenian journalist, an Alevi communist, a religious zealot and a philosophical tea lady …

BEN HOPKINS, born in Hong Kong in 1969 and raised in London, is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker and screenwriter. His 37 Uses for a Dead Sheep received the Award for Best European Documentary at the Toronto Hot Docs Film Festival and The Market: A Tale of Trade won several prestigious awards. // Films (selection): Simon Magus (1999), The Nine Lives of Thomas Katz (2000), 37 Uses for a Dead Sheep (2006, doc), Pazar: Bir Ticaret Masali (The Market: A Tale of Trade, 2008; CE’09), Welcome to Karastan (2014; CE’16), Hasret (Yearning, 2015, doc)

European Panorama Documentary 2016

BEN HOPKINS

Germany 2015
DCP / color
82 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Jörg Gruber
Editing
Levent Çelebi
Sound
Ben Hopkins, Bilge Bingül
Music
Efe Akmen, LewQ
Producers
Mustafa Dok (Bredok Film Production, DE), Hans W. Geißendörfer (gff, DE)

Trailer
Website

Production

Bredok Film Production
Tempelherrenstraße 19
10961 Berlin, Germany
info@bredok-filmproduction.com
www.bredok-filmproduction.com
World Sales

Bredok Film Production
Tempelherrenstraße 19
10961 Berlin, Germany
info@bredok-filmproduction.com
www.bredok-filmproduction.com

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Silk Road International Film Festival
Fuzhou 2015

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere