Original Title: Klama Dayika Min
Turkey, Germany, France / 2014 / 103 min

Director: Erol Mintas
Producer: Asli Erdem, Erol Mintas
Production Company: Mintas Film
Cinematography: George Chiper Lillemark
Scriptwriter: Erol Mintas
Editor: Alexandru Radu
Music Composer: Bashar Under
Language: Kurdish, Turkish
Main Cast: Feyyaz Duman, Zubeyde Ronahi, Nesrin Cevadzade
Middle East Premiere 

 

 

Synopsis

Ali is a teacher who is living with his aging mother and the idea of becoming a father from his pregnant girlfriend. In Istanbul’s Tarlaba district, a home for many Kurdish immigrants, Ali and his mother Nigar are forced to move out, and end up in the soulless concrete desert of the city’s furthest outskirts. His mother packs her belongings every morning, and roams the city searching for her village and the song that keeps returning in her dreams.

Eliyê dersdêr bi pîredayika xwe ra û bi wê hizrê ko ji destgira xwe ya dugiyan bibit bab dijît. Li taxê Tarbalayê yê Stembolê, malek jibo gelek revendên Kurd heye, Elî û dayika xwe, Nîgar, diên neçar kirin ko ji wê malê derbikevin, û li deşteka beyar û bêjiyan û dûrî navenda bajarî dadinin. Dayika wî hemî spêdehiyan kelûpelên xwe radikit, û di nav bajarî da li gundê xwe û wê stirana ko her şev di xewnan da dibînit digerit.

 

Director’s Biography

Erol Mintas was born in Kars, North of Kurdistan. In his early age he worked in numerous short films as a DOP. Mintas’s works participated and competed in numerous national and international film festivals, and collected more than ten different awards.

Erol Mîntas li Qersê, bakûrê Kurdistanê, hatiye ser dinyayê. Wî di zarokîniya xwe da wekî DOPyek di çendîn kurtefilman da kar kiriye. Berhemên Erolî pişkdarî û hevrikî di çendîn filmefestîvalên navxweyî û navneteweyî da kiriye, û zêdetirî deh xelatên cida cida vecemandine.

 

Filmography
2014 Song of my mother
2010 Snow
2008 Butimar