Sonbahar

Autumn

 
Sentenced to jail in 1997 as a university student of 22 years, Yusuf is released due to ill health ten years later. He returns to his village in the Eastern Black Sea region, where he is welcomed only by his sick and elderly mother. Back home he meets Eka, a beautiful young Georgian hooker. His love for her becomes a final desperate attempt to grasp life and elude loneliness. With the 1990s as a backdrop, the film documents and criticizes recent history, exposing the irony, ruthlessness and reality of the period.

Director's Biography
Özcan Alper, geboren 1975 im Norden der Türkei. 1992 Physikstudium an der Universität Istanbul. 1996 Studium der Geschichtswissenschaften. Alper beginnt mit dem Filmemachen. Sein Kurzfilm Momi (Großmutter, 2001) gewann zahlreiche Preise. Es war der weltweit erste Film in „Hemşin“, einem Dialekt aus dem Nordosten der Türkei. Autumn ist Alpers erster Spielfilm und hatte Premiere im Wettbewerb in Locarno. Filme (Auswahl): Momi (Großmutter, 2001, KF), Voyage in the Time with a scientist (2002, Dok), Rhapsody and Melancholy in Tokai City (2005, Dok)
Specials 2009
Özcan Alper
Turkey / Germany 2008
color
109 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Özcan Alper
Cinematography Feza Caldiran
Editing Thomas Balkenhol
Music Yuri Ryadchenko, Ayşenur Kolivar, Sumru Agiryürüyen, Onok Bozkurt
With Onur Saylak, Raife Yenigül, Megi Kobaladze, Serkan Keskin, Nino Lejava, Sibel Öz, Cihan Çamkerten, Serhan Pirpir, Yaşar Güven
Production
Produzent Feyzullah Serkan Acar Koproduktion Filmfabrik Spiel- und Dokumentarfilmproduktion GmbH (DE) supported by Filmstiftung NRW Kuzey Film Production Gazeteci Erol Dernek Sokak no:6 Kat 3 Beyoğlu 34433 Istanbul Türkei T +90 212 252 3605 F +90 212 252 3606 info@kuzeyfilm.com www.sonbaharfilm.com