Locarno Shorts Weeks 2021
by Arda Çiltepe
Turkey, Germany · 2019 · Color · 20' · o.v. Turkish
13 - 19 | 02 | 2021
A coming storm after dog days dawns during a road trip to an island for a funeral. The deceased is buried in haste and a man makes a detour through Aegean Turkey. The funeral is eclipsed by a last wish.
The film's languor and melancholy take the viewer on a journey lulled by emotions as sweet as they are dazzling. The reunion of loved ones, the loss of one of them are disrupted by uncontrollable natural elements that let a particular atmosphere soar throughout the film. By carefully capturing how family ties and everyday moments survive inevitable events, the director Arda Çiltepe succeeds in making a deep and moving short film.
Locarno is ...
... Massadian at PalaCinema and then Tourneur at GranRex and then a pizza.
Enes Yurdaün, Seren Şirince, Ariya Toprak, Sencar Sağdıç, Hüseyin Kocaman, Semih Gülen, Ercan Kesal, Nur Sürer
Arda Çiltepe, Julia Tielke
İdris Kaan Akbay