Production: Turkey 2011
Director: Emin Alper
Screenplay: Emin Alper
Cinematography: George Chiper-Lillemark
Film Editor: Özcan Vardar
Running Time: 94 Mins
Language: Turkish
Subtitles: English
Cast: Tamer Levent - Reha Özcan - Mehmet Özgür - Berk Hakman - Furkan Berk Kıran - Banu Fotocan - Sercan Gümüş - Şevval Kuş


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. Despite the summer setting however, the mood remains oddly muted. Faik is having problems with the local nomads and is constantly on his guard. 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.
Director’s Biography
Emin Alper was born in 1974 in Ermenek, Karaman. Trained in economics and history at Bogazici University-Istanbul, Alper holds a Ph.D. degree in Turkish Modern History. He is the writer and director of the short films, Rıfat (2006) and The Letter (2005). He teaches at Istanbul Technical University’s Humanities and Social Sciences Department. His first feature Beyond the Hill, received Caligari Film Prize and Special Mention for Best 1st Feature at Berlinale 2012.