Journey to the sun [videorecording] / Istisnai Filmler and Fabrica present [a film] supported by Eurimages, a film by Yeșim Ustaoǧlu
DVDs | Facets Video | 2004 | [Fullscreen version.]
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD J WORLD (TURKISH))
Chicago, IL : Facets Video, 2004.
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, Dolby digital.
In Kurdish and Turkish, with English subtitles.
Nazmi Qirix, Newroz Baz, Mizgin Kapazan, Ara Güler, Lucia Marano.
Writer/director, Yeșim Ustaoǧlu ; director of photography, Jacek Petrycki ; editor, Nicolas Gäster ; music, Vlatko Stefanovski ; costume designer, Natali Yeres.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1999.
Istanbul International Film Festival, 1999: Best Turkish Director of the Year (Yesim Ustaoglu); Best Turkish Film of the Year (Yesim Ustaoglu); FIPRESCI Prize National Competition (Yesim Ustaoglu); People's Choice Award National Competition (Yesim Ustaoglu).
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Mehmet is a cheerful young man from Western Turkey, and Berzan is a Kurdish rebel in the underground, who become fast friends while living in Istanbul. Mehmet is unjustly arrested, but the experience makes him aware of his country's political realities. When the situation heats up, and Berzan is involved, Mehmet embarks on a sweeping, spiritual journey across Turkey to his friend's Kurdish homeland.
Original title: Günese yolculuk
DV79747 Facets Video