BEYOND THE HILL

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Jei Dievas nori mane pasiimti, dabar tinkamas metas.

It’s a summer’s day and retired forester Faik is receiving visitors at his country home. His son Nusret has come to visit with Faik’s two grandsons Caner and Zafer. Faik is having problems with the local nomads and is constantly on his guard, while Zafer has been suffering mental problems since his military service. This small group is completed by the family of Mehmet and Meryem and brings together different temperaments and social classes. But conflicts are avoided: it’s all someone else’s fault, that of the nomads, who remain an invisible foe.

Festivals: 

Berlin International Film Festival – Caligari Film Award for Best Film in the Forum section, Special Mention for Best First Feature; Karlovy Vary International Film Festival – Netpac Award, selected for Horizons programme; Istanbul International Film Festival – FIPRESCI Prize in National Competition, Golden Tulip for Best Film.

Emin Alper

Emin Alper was born in 1974 in Konya. Trained in economics and history at Bogazici University- Istanbul, he holds a Ph. D degree in Turkish Modern History. E. Alper gained experience during his studies as an actor in a few short films. He is the writer and director of the short films, Rıfat (2006) and The Letter (2005). Now teaches at Istanbul Technical University’s Humanities and Social Sciences Department. Beyond the Hill is E. Alper’s debut feature.