Turkey, 2012, 94 Minute Running Time
Topics: Drama, Political
Program: World Cinema Now
Language: Turkish English Sub-Titles
Awards: Winner: Lion of the Future for Best First Film, Venice Film Festival
Stylistically in the tradition of current Turkish art-house cinema, and featuring some of the actors from Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Once Upon A Time In Anatolia, Mold keeps its focus firmly on human nature. The protagonist is lonely, 55-year-old Basri, a railroad track inspector. He must walk for miles everyday.
Basri’s thoughts are always pre-occupied with finding his son Seyfi. The boy went missing 18 years ago when he was arrested for anti-government activity while at university in Istanbul. Six years after that Basri’s wife died. Every month, for the past 18 years, he has written letters to the Ministry of Interior Affairs and the Police Headquarters. Because of these letters he has been tortured, interrogated, isolated… but he has never given up.
“Though the story is simple, the emotions generated are anything but superficial… the sincerity and clarity of the storytelling offer many rewards, right up to the heartbreaking finale.” Jay Weissberg, Variety
Winner: Lion of the Future for Best First Film, Venice Film Festival.
DIRECTOR: Ali Aydin
Producer: Gokce Isil Tuna, Sevil Demirci, Ali Aydin, Cengiz Keten
Editor: Ahmet Boyacioglu, Ayhan Ergürsel
Screenwriter: Ali Aydin
Cinematographer: Murat Tuncel
Music: Umut Senyol
Principal Cast: Ercan Kesal, Muhammet Uzuner, Tansu Biçer
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: MPM Film - www.mpmfilm.com