Bal

Honey

 
Honey, the third part in Kaplanoglu‘s Yusuf Triology, tells the story of sensitive six-year-old Yusuf: about the forest nearby, a place of mystery and adventure, the strong bond with his beekeeper father and his difficulties as an outsider during his first year of school. When the bees suddenly disappear, the father decides to set off for the remote mountains. The days pass and he still does not return. Honey is the inner story of a boy who searches for his lost father at a point when he’s trying to make sense of life, living in the remotest and wildest area of the eastern Black Sea Region where modern life has not yet penetrated. Honey was awared with the Golden Bear for Best Film at the Berlinale 2010.

Director's Biography
Semih Kaplanoğlu, geb. 1963 in Izmir. Studium mit Fachrichtung Kino und Fernsehen an der Universität der Schönen Künste Dokuz Eylül in Izmir. Er debütierte 2000 als Kinoregisseur. Sein zweiter Spielfilm Meleğin Düşüşü lief 2005 im Berlinale-Forum, Yumurta 2007 in Cannes, Süt lief 2008 im Wettbewerb von Venedig und mit Bal gewann er im Berlinale Wettbewerb 2010 den Goldenen Bären.

Filme (Auswahl): Mobapp (1984, KF), Herkes kendi evinde (Away From Home, 2000), Meleğin Düşüşü (Angel‘s Fall, 2004), Yumurta (Egg, 2007), Süt (Milk, 2008; CE 2009), Bal (2010)
European Panorama Fiction 2010
Semih Kaplanoğlu
Turkey / Germany 2010
color
104 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Orçun Köksal, Semih Kaplanoğlu
Cinematography Barış Özbiçer
Editing Ayhan Ergürsel, Semih Kaplanoğlu, S. Hande Güneri
With Bora Altaş, Erdal Beşikçioğlu, Tülin Özen, Ayşe Altay, Alev Uçarer, Özkan Akçay
Production
Kaplan Film Production Süreyya Ağaoglu Sokak 41/7 Hatay Apt. Teşvikiye 34365 Istanbul Türkei T +90 212 2912995 F +90 212 2912995 info@kaplanfilm.com www.kaplanfilm.com