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Turkey, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Greece, Croatia
Emre, a young and dedicated prosecutor, is newly appointed to a small town hit by a water crisis and political scandals. After an initial welcome, he experiences an increasing number of tense interactions and is reluctantly dragged into local politics. When Emre forms a bond with the owner of the local newspaper pressure escalates under heated rumours.
Emin Alper was born in 1974 in Ermenek, Karaman. Trained in economics and history at Bogazici University-Istanbul, Alper holds a PhD in Turkish Modern History. His first feature, BEYOND THE HILL (2012), received numerous awards including the Caligari Film Prize at the Berlinale Forum and Best Film at the Asia Pacific Awards. His second feature FRENZY (2015) premiered at the 72nd Venice Film Festival's in the Official Selection's competition and received the Jury Special Prize. His third feature A TALE OF THREE SISTERS (2019) premiered at the Berlin Film Festival’s main competition, and received many awards in several festivals. Aside from his filmmaking career, Emin Alper works as the artistic programmer of the newly found Istanbul Cinemateque since February 2021.
FILMOGRAPHY: 2022 - BURNING DAYS, Feature 2019 - A TALE OF THREE SISTERS, Feature 2015 - FRENZY, Feature 2012 - BEYOND THE HILL, Feature
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Emin Alper
Written by: Emin Alper
Produced by: Nadir Öperli, Kerem Çatay, Fatih Sakiz, Laurent Lavolé, Viola Fügen, Michael Weber, Stienette Bosklopper, Maarten Swart, Anita Juka, Yorgos Tsourgiannis