Süt

Milk

 
Recent high school graduate Yusuf is uncertain about his future in the provincial countryside. Writing poetry is his greatest passion and some of his poems are starting to be published in obscure literary journals. But for the time being, he continues working in his single mother‘s village milk business, also with an uncertain future. Up until now, Yusuf’s widowed mother Zehra has focused all her attention on her only child. Still a young and beautiful woman, Zehra is having a discreet relationship with the town‘s station master. His mother‘s affair and being deemed unfit for military service due to a childhood illness make Yusuf even more anxious about taking the sudden leap toward manhood. Will young Yusuf be able to handle the changes in his peaceful existence? Can he survive on poetry and working alongside his mother in her small-time milk business? Or will he be forced to move to the big city or seek a job in one of the many factories threatening the unspoiled landscape?

Director's Biography
Semih Kaplanoğlu, geboren 1963 in Izmir. Er studierte an der Fakultät für Bildende Künste, Abteilung Kino/Fernsehen der Dokuz Eylül Universität in Izmir. Arbeitet als Drehbuchautor und Regisseur fürs Fernsehen und Kino. Mit seinem zweiten Spielfilm Melegin Düsüsü (Angel‘s Fall, 2004) erreichte er breite Aufmerksamkeit und erhielt einige Auszeichnungen. Neben seinem Filmschaffen schreibt er auch in Kunstzeitschriften.

Filme (Auswahl): Herkes Kendi Evinde (Away from Home, 2000), Melegin Düsüsü (Angel‘s Fall, 2004), Yumurta (Egg, 2007)
Specials 2009
Semih Kaplanoğlu
Tokelau / France / Germany 2008
color
102 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Semih Kaplanoğlu, Orçun Köksal
Cinematography Özgür Eken
Editing François Quiqueré
With Melih Selçuk, Başak Köklükaya, Rıza Akın, Saadet Işıl Aksoy, Alev Uçarer, Şerif Erol, Orçun Köksal, Sahra Özdağ, Tülin Özen, Semra Kaplanoğlu, Tansu Biçer, Burcu Aksoy
Production
Produzent Semih Kaplanoğlu Koproduzenten Guillaume de Seille, Bettina Brokemper, Johannes Rexin Koproduktion Arizona Films (FR), Heimatfilm (DE) supported by Filmstiftung NRW Kaplan Film Production Süreyya Ağaoglu Sokak 41/7 Hatay Apt. Teşvikiye 34365 Istanbul Türkei T-F +90 212 291 2995 info@kaplanfilm.com www.kaplanfilm.com