VOICE OF MY FATHER

By Zeynel DOĞAN, Orhan ESKIKÖY

RIVA FILMPRODUKTION GMBH - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2012


Festivals
& Awards

IFF Rotterdam 2012
FF Istanbul 2012
Best Screenplay
Adana Golden Boll FF 2012
Best Film & Best Screenplay
Hofer Filmtage 2012
FF Sarajevo 2012
Sao Paulo IFF 2012
IFF India, Goa 2012
Kurdish FF Vienna 2012
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    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, TURKEY, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • KURDISH, TURKISH
    • Duration
    • 88 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Zeynel DOĞAN, Orhan ESKIKÖY
    • Writer(s)
    • Orhan ESKİKÖY
    • Producer(s)
    • Michael ECKELT (RIVA FILMPRODUKTION GMBH), Dirk DECKER (RIVA FILMPRODUKTION GMBH), Guillaume DE SEILLE (ARIZONA FILMS DISTRIBUTION), Özgur DOGAN (Perisan Film)
    • Synopsis
    • Basê lives on her own in Elbistan, southern Turkey. Her one hope in life is for her oldest son Hasan to come home and make a life for himself like everyone else. She attributes the silent phone calls she receives at home to Hasan. At around the same time, her younger son Mehmet, who lives in Diyarbakır, finds out that he's to be a father. While moving into a new flat, he comes across an audiotape of his mother and himself as a boy which was recorded to send to his father. Mehmet sets off for Elbistan to look for the tapes his father made and persuade his mother to come and live in Diyarbakır.

      When Mehmet finds his mother unable to think of anything but Hasan, he slowly manoeuvres himself into her world, dealing with the repairs and garden jobs Basê is keen to get done. At the same time, he hunts around the house for his father's tapes. Although Basê tries to put Mehmet off, saying there are no tapes left, she fails to deter him.

      As Mehmet continues looking for the tapes, he begins learning things about his family he didn't know before.
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