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.

Director's Biography
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)
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Yeşim Ustaoğlu
France / Germany / Greece / Turkey 2004
92 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Petros Markaris, inspired by the book "Tamama" by George Andreadis
Cinematography Jacek Petrycki
Editing Timo Linnasalo, Nicolas Gaster
Sound/Sounddesign Bernd von Bassewitz, Christophe Winding
Music Michael Galasso
With Rüçhan Çaliskur, Ridvan Yagci, Ismail Baysan, Dimitris Kaberidis
Producer(s) 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 info@silkroadproduction.com www.silkroadproduction.com
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Berlin International Film Festival 2005
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