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BULUTLARI BEKLERKEN / Waiting for the Clouds

BULUTLARI BEKLERKEN / Waiting for the Clouds

Feeling lost and alone after her sister’s death, Ayşe begins to act distant and aloof with everyone in the village. This worries Mehmet, the boy next door, who enjoys listening to her stories. Mehmet is really upset when she withdraws in her tiny cabin in the highlands and refuses to return to the village. Isolated among the clouds, she gradually manages to confess her guilt for abandoning her younger brother when they were children. And determined to regain her past, she decides to travel to Greece … Yeşim Ustaoğlu’s script for Waiting for the Clouds won the 2003 Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Award.

YEŞIM USTAOĞLU, born in 1960, is an award-winning director from Çaykara, Turkey. She directed several shorts before making her feature film debut with The Trace in 1994. She received international recognition for her 1999 film Journey to the Sun, winning several international awards. // Films (selection): İz (The Trace, 1994), Güneşe Yolculuk (Journey to the Sun, 1999), Bulutlari Beklerken (Waiting for the Clouds, 2004), Pandora’nin Kutusu (Pandora’s Box, 2008; CE’09), Araf (Araf – Somewhere in Between, 2012; CE’13), Tereddüt (Clair Obscur, 2016)

Spotlight 2017

YEŞIM USTAOĞLU

France / Germany / Greece / Turkey 2004
35 mm / color
92 minutes
OmeU / OV with engl. subtitles

Screenplay
Cinematography
Jacek Petrycki
Editing
Timo Linnasalo, Nicolas Gaster
Sound
Bernd von Bassewitz, Christophe Winding
Music
Michael Galasso
Cast
Rüçhan Çaliskur, Ridvan Yagci, Ismail Baysan, Dimitris Kaberidis
Producers
Setareh Farsi, Behrooz Hashemian (Silkroad Production, FR), Murat Çelikkan (Ustaoğlu Film, TR), Helge Albers (Flying Moon, DE), Fenia Cossovitsa (Ideefixe, GR), Yalandünya (TR), ZDF/Arte (DE), Arte France Cinéma (FR)

Trailer

Production

Silkroad Production
8 rue Myrha
75018 Paris, France
info@silkroadproduction.com
www.silkroadproduction.com
World Sales

Ustaoğlu Film
Gazeteci Erol Dernek Sokak,
Yeni Melek Han 17/8, Beyoğlu
34433 Istanbul, Turkey
ustaoglu@ustaoglufilm.com
www.yesimustaoglu.com

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Berlin International Film Festival 2005