Director: Seyfi Teoman
Cast: Taner Birsel, Tayfun Günay, Harun Özüağ
Turkey, Netherlands, 2008, 92’, color
Turkish with English subtitles
Ali is 10. He is the youngest member of a family from Silifke, living under the shadow of a stern father. Through the summer, he has to finish the summer book he is assigned from school, earn his own pocket money selling gums and defend himself against the bullies from his class. His father unexpectedly goes into a coma and his uncle, who has always been a stranger to the family, returns to resolve their problems. Summer Book, looking closely to a family drama from the eyes of a boy,is the debut film of Seyfi Teoman. Teoman was among the talented directors of New Turkish Cinema but unfortunately was deceased all-too-soon in his young age.