HONEY

BAL

By Semih KAPLANOĞLU

ANKARA CINEMA ASSOCIATION - as FEST

Drama - Completed 2010


    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • TURKEY, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • TURKISH
    • Duration
    • 103 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Semih KAPLANOĞLU
    • Writer(s)
    • Semih KAPLANOĞLU, Orçun KÖKSAL
    • Producer(s)
    • Bettina BROKEMPER (Heimatfilm), Johannes REXIN (Heimatfilm), Semih KAPLANOĞLU (Kaplan Film Production)
    • Synopsis
    • Yusuf has started primary school and is learning how to read and write. His father, Yakup, works far in the depths of a frightening forest. He is a honey-gatherer who hangs his hand-made beehives in the upper branches of tall trees. The forest is a place of mystery for Yusuf. One morning Yusuf describes the dream he had that night to his father. This dream is to be an ever-lasting secret between the father and the son. On that same day, as Yusuf struggles to read before his entire classmates the text the teacher has given him, he begins suddenly to stutter and is ridiculed by his classmates.
      Yakup goes to a distant forest, looking for the Caucasian bees which seem to be mysteriously disappearing. His father gone, Yusuf slips into silence. Yusuf’s mother Zehra, who works in the tea fields, is saddened to see her son in this state. No matter how hard she tries, she cannot get her son to speak.
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