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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


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

Jacek Petrycki
Timo Linnasalo, Nicolas Gaster
Bernd von Bassewitz, Christophe Winding
Michael Galasso
Rüçhan Çaliskur, Ridvan Yagci, Ismail Baysan, Dimitris Kaberidis
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)



Silkroad Production
8 rue Myrha
75018 Paris, France
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Ustaoğlu Film
Gazeteci Erol Dernek Sokak,
Yeni Melek Han 17/8, Beyoğlu
34433 Istanbul, Turkey

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Berlin International Film Festival 2005