Cold of Kalandar

  • Feature
  • 2015
  • 139 Minutes
  • Turkey
  • Language: Turkish

Mehmet who lives with his two children, wife, and mother in a mountain village in Black Sea. He earns his bread on breeding a few animals, while looking for a mineral reserve on the mountains with a great passion and hope. However, his endless pursuit is perceived as useless by his mother and wife. Destroyed in search of a mineral reserve, his hope is renewed with the news of a competition. Mehmet will attend the bull fight that will be held in Artvin, so he dedicates his time to training the bull in the stable till the day of competition. But Mehmet returns from Artvin having completely lost, once again. In the background of this simple story of struggling, lies the naive portrait of a touching life, a delicate depiction of struggle, and the relationship between nature, animal, and human.

Director: Mustafa Kara

Screenwriter: Mustafa Kara, Bilal Sert


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Awards

ASIA PASIFIC SCREEN AWARDS, BEST FEATURE FILM, ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY, APSA YOUNG CINEMA AWARD

INTERNATIONAL TOKYO FILM FESTIVAL, BEST DIRECTOR, WOWOW TV BEST FILM

PREMIER PLANS D`ANGERS, SPECIAL JURY AWARD

INTERNATIONAL ANTALYA FILM FESTIVAL, SPECIAL JURY AWARD, BEST ACTOR, BEST ACTRESS, BEST MUSIC

INTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL FILM FESTIVAL, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTOR, BEST DOP, BEST EDITOR

RODE TULP FILM FESTIVAL, BEST DIRECTOR

FILMFEST HAMBURG, THE NDR YOUNG TALENT AWARD

ASIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL, BEST MALE LEAD, SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

TURKISCHES FILMFESTIVAL FRANKFURT, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA, GOA, THE ICFT UNESCO GANDHI AWARD


Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Mustafa Kara, Bilal Sert

DOP / Camera: Cevahir Sahin, Kürsat Üresin

Editor: Ali Aga, Umut Sakallioglu, Serhat Solmaz, Mustafa Kara

Music: Eleonore Fourniau

Sound: Daniel Bohm , Ference Lukacs

Producer: Neriman Aytekin, Iván Angelusz

Cast: Haydar Sisman, Nuray Yesilaraz, Hanife Kara, Ibrahim Kuvvet, Temel Kara


Director

Mustafa 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 ( Feature Film ) 2015 TR – HU
Merriment Ashab-i ( Documentary ) 2010 TR
Ridge ( Short Film ) 2010 TR
Lives Towards Hope In the Container( Documentary ) 2009 TR
Hope Island ( Feature Film ) 2007 TR – UK
Postman ( Short Film ) 2006 TR

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