Şimdiki Zaman

Present Tense

 
Mina ist arbeitslos, geschieden, hat keinen Kontakt zu ihrer Familie und obendrein droht ihr der Verlust ihrer Wohnung. Ihr großer Traum ist es, einmal wie ihre Tante vor einigen Jahren nach Amerika auswandern – doch dafür benötigt sie Geld. Ohne jegliche mystische Begabung bewirbt sie sich als Wahrsagerin in einem Cafe in Istanbul. Während sie vorgibt, auf dem Boden der Kaffeetassen die Zukunft vorherzusehen, projiziert sie nur ihre eigenen Frustrationen und Sehnsüchte auf ihre Kundinnen. Wird Mina in der Lage sein, ihr Leben aus der freudlosen Gegenwart in eine glücklichere Zukunft zu führen?

A young unemployed woman applies to a fortune-telling café, lying that she has experience. While she reads the coffee cups of different women she tries to find a way out for herself. Divorced, disconnected from her family, about to be thrown out of her flat she is surrounded with troubles. Her mind is made up: she will escape to America. But how? She needs money, papers and a visa. Through the shapes emerging in coffee cups she expresses her own frustrations and desires to match those of the customers. Meanwhile, the other young fortuneteller and the rebellious boss at the café try to bring her out of her shell. Will she be able to get away from present tense and try her luck for the future?

Director's Biography
BELMIN SöYLEMEZ, born 1966 in Istanbul, worked as copy writer and editor and made music videos and promotion films as a director and producer. Her short films and documentaries have been screened at international film festivals and have also participated in exhibitions. PRESENT TENSE, her first fiction feature film, had its world premiere at the Istanbul International Film Festival 2012 where it received the Best Actress Award. // Films (selected): UYKU HALI (State of Sleep, 2002, short), DALGALAR (Waves, 2001, short), 34 TAKSI (34 Taxi, 2005, doc), ŞIMDIKI ZAMAN (Present Tense, 2012)
Competition Fiction 2013
Belmin Söylemez
Türkei 2012
color
110 Minuten
OmeU
Drehbuch Belmin Söylemez, Haşmet Topaloğlu
Kamera Peter Roehsler
Schnitt Ali Aga, Belmin Söylemez
Ton/Sounddesign Seçkin Kaştaş
Musik Cenker Kökten
Mit Sanem Öge, Şenay Aydın, Ozan Bilen, Suat Oktan, Nesrin Yıldırım, Erdi Kement
Produktion
Filmbüfe Film Production Ltd. PK 244 Beyoğlu 34431 Istanbul Turkey T / F +90 212 2527255 info@filmbufe.com www.filmbufe.com