EN - Hakan is recovering in a military hospital with the help of nurse Ayla. After being awarded a medal, Hakan is discharged but his quest for his lost daughter Melis and Sinan, with whom he served before, confront him with his nightmares. Will these encounters help Hakan to get a grip on his past?

NL - Hakan, een Turkse soldaat, verblijft op de psychiatrische afdeling van een militair ziekenhuis. Met de hulp van verpleegster Ayla kan hij herstellen en mag hij terugkeren naar zijn verlaten appartement in Istanbul. Hij probeert de draad van zijn oude leven weer op te nemen en de banden met zijn gezin weer aan te halen, maar de traumatische herinneringen blijven hem achtervolgen. In een poging om met zijn verleden om te gaan, gaat Hakan op zoek naar zijn oude legermaat Sinan. Kan deze ontmoeting hem helpen om in het reine te komen met zichzelf?

TR - Hakan eski bir güvenlik mensubudur. Tedavi gördüğü askeri hastanede, hemşire Ayla’nın özenli bakımı sayesinde kabuslarıyla olan savaşımında iyileşme belirtileri gösterir. Uzunca bir süre sonra, kendisine takdim edilen şeref madalyası ve bir miktar para ile taburcu olur. Terk edilmiş evine gelince, eşi ve kızından geriye kalan anılarıyla karşılaşır. kızı Melis ile buluşması, Hakan’ı kendi geçmişiyle yüzleştirir. Tek başına, İstanbul sokaklarında dolaşır. Karşılaştığı insan manzaraları, geçmişte yaptıklarını tekrar tekrar sorgulamaya götürür. Ayla'nın beklenmedik ziyareti, Hakan’ın, meslektaşı Sinan'a yolculuğunu hızlandırır. Eski iki askerin yıllar sonra şehirden uzakta bir dağ evinde gerçekleşen buluşması, ikisi için de bir dönüm noktası olur.

Info

Title Blue Silence
Original title Mavi Sessizlik
Original language Turkish
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Features
Genre Drama
Year 2017

Credits

Cast Teoman Kumbaracıbaşı, Roda Canioglu, Korkmaz Arslan
Photography Emre Tanyildiz
Editing David Verdurme
Sound Matthias Hillegeer
Music Michelino Bisceglia

Technical specs

Running time film 92'
Release format DCP 2K
Aspect ratio 1,85:1
Sound format Dolby D
Colour Colour
Available in 2D

Partners

Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)
Production partners Michael Goldberg, Boris Van Gils, Daylight (BE), Bülent Öztürk, Bantof (TR)

Festivals

2017: Istanbul Film Festival (TR), Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (CZ), São Paulo International Film Festival (BR), CINEMED International Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier (FR), International Bosphorus Film Festival (TR)

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Published on Monday 4 September 2017

Bülent Öztürk’s debut feature Blue Silence premiers in Istanbul

Blue Silence, Bülent Öztürk’s debut feature, is to have its world premiere at the Istanbul Film Festival (5-15 April), where it has been invited for both the National Competition and the Human Rights in Cinema Competition. Stephan Streker’s Noces, a co-production with Flanders, has also been selected.

Blue SilenceBelgian-Kurdish director Bülent Öztürk is one of 12 filmmakers invited for the festival’s National ‘Golden Tulip’ Competition. In addition, his debut feature has also been selected for the Human Rights in Cinema Competition, a selection of international features and documentaries promoting human rights and the principles of individual freedom, political liberty and the rule of law.

Published on Tuesday 14 March 2017

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Director Bülent Öztürk
Producers Tomas Leyers
Writers Bülent Öztürk
Contact

Minds Meet
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1000 Brussels
Belgium
T +32 476 460 154
marc@mindsmeet.be
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www.mindsmeet.be

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