Cold of Calandar / Kalandar Sogugu
Director: Mustafa Kara / Turkey, Hungary / 2015 / Colour / 134 mins / Turkish
Synopsis Mehmet is a man living with his family in a mountain village in the Black Sea region. He earns his life breeding a few animals, while passionately looking for a mineral reserve on the mountains, but his pursuit is seen useless by his family. Devastated by vain efforts, his hope is renewed with a competition. Mehmet will attend the bull fight held in Artvin, but he returns from Artvin completely lost, once again. This simple story pictures the naive portrait of a touching life, a life struggle in hardship and the relationship between nature, animals and human beings.
Director Mustafa Kara
Producer Nermin Aytekin
Co-Producer Ivan Angelusz
Screenplay Mustafa Kara, Bilal Sert
Music Eleonore Fourniau
Cinematographer Cevahir Şahin, Kürşat Üresin
Editor Umut Sakallıoğlu, Ali Aga, Serhat Solmaz, Mustafa Kara
First Assistant Director Özgür Fırat Kınay
Sound Designer Daniel Bohm, Ferenc Lukacs
Cast Haydar Sisman,Nuray Yesilaraz,Hanife Kara,Ibrahim Kuvvet,Temel Kara
Mustafa Kara, born in 1980, was graduated from the Department of Radio and Television of the Cumhuriyet University. His debut feature in 2006 was “Hope Island”, a co-production between Turkey and the United Kingdom. He founded in 2009 “Karafilm Productions” with Nermin Aytekin. “Cold of Kalandar”, his second feature film, is the fruit of years of work after many documentary and commercial films.
“Cold of Kalandar” comes out of a pure ‘storytelling passion’, narrating a story in a way far from artificiality, sincerely, realistically and consistently. Our prominent objective is to display little dramas, ordinary stories, family and neighborhood relationships, the relations between nature, animals and human beings in a remote and intact mountain village of the Black Sea region in order to make the modern man feel the subtle meaning of these relationships. Staying loyal to the reality while using technical and esthetical potentials of the cinema is an outstanding feature of this film.
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