THE FALL FROM HEAVEN
Director: Ferit Karahan Cast: Ezgi Asaroglu, Rojin Tekin, Gülistan Acet
North Kurdistan & Turkey / 2014 / 88 min
Kurdish (Kurmanji), Turkish with English subtitles
Emine works as an electrical engineer on a construction site where mostly Kurdish workers are employed. After the death of her brother in a clash during his military service, she starts to perceive the workers, including the illegally employed Kursat as enemies. When Kursat dies in a work accident, nobody claims his dead body. Emine is reluctant to send Kursat’s dead body to his family.
Ayse, on the other hand, the daughter of a Kurdish family living in a village in Mus, feels admiration for Istanbul owned to the stories she heard from her teacher and watched on TV. On the aftermath of her brother’s murder, Ayse’s siblings join the guerilla leaving her alone with her parents. The film tells the intertwined stories of Emine, who is torn in between her conscience and the pressure of her surrounding, and Ayse who moves to her dream city, Istanbul out of necessity.
19th NOV 2015 @ 20:30