2014, Blu-Ray, Color, 72’, TürkTurkish, Kurdish, English Subtitled, Turkey
Director: Devrim Akkaya, Cinematographer: Meryem Yavuz, Editing: Ebru Karaca, Erdal Bilici, Sound: Anna Maria Aslanoğlu, Music: Barkın Engin, Metin Bozkurt, Production: Devrim Akkaya, Cem Doruk
Devrim is a yoga trainer living in Istanbul. She attends a therapy workshop about the effects of traumas in the family, like migration, death of a child or a rejected individual, on the following generations. She will find out the reasons for her loneliness and non-belonging, and her resistance to form her own family…
Over the years of 1864 through 1876, Stanisław Chlebowski served Sultan Abdülaziz in Istanbul as his court painter. As it was, Abdülaziz disposed of considerable artistic talents of his own, and he actively involved himself in Chlebowski’s creative process, suggesting ideas for compositions –such as ballistic pieces praising the victories of Turkish arms.
I walk over rocks hot as iron under the September sun. I can make out a few lines in the distance, and a few cracked rocks, but apart from those, not a single tree, not one plant. I have walked until I reached this hill, in the trail of the letter that hurled me once again to my home town...
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