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Snow Pirates

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Year of participation 2015
Program Feature Competition

Snow Pirates
Producer(s) Faruk Hacıhafızoğlu
Director(s) Faruk Hacıhafızoğlu
Script Faruk Hacıhafızoğlu
Director of Photography Türksoy Gölebeyi
Music by Mehmet Ünal
Sound Mustafa Bölükbaşı
Edit Orhan Örsman, Ayhan Ergürsel
Cast Taha Tegin Özdemir, Yakup Özgür Kurtaal, Ömer Uluç, İsa Mastar, İlker Sır, Oğuzhan Ulukaya, Zeki Aktaş, Figen Oral Cebel, Yücel Can, Arda İlkin Parlak, Süreyya Koca
Production company(-ies) Kars Film Cafer Aga Mah.Sakiz Sok No:2/4 Kadikoy, Istanbul Turkey
 

Synopsis

It is 1981. Turkey is at the dawn of one of its most atrocious coup d’etats and its hardest winter, In Kars, a remote city located on Turkey’s Eastern border and the site of dynamic trade, ethnicities and even empires, the people’s need for coal is as acute as their need for freedom. That winter, coal’s value equals almost the same as diamonds. Yet, hardly available with money, it remains within the reach of a few state institutions and privileged individuals. It is as if the coup d’etat punishes the city with cold. Three children, Serhat, Gürbüz and İbo, whose treasury is made up only of their sleds and dreams are about to start a journey in pursuit of coal. Its blackness contrasting the white of the snow, through their travels they will discover the power of solidarity. An innocent adventure for heating, situated under the shadow of the coup d’etat, will turn into a landmark journey where they come face-to-face with the realities and responsibilities that coming-of-age brings.

Awards
Best Direction Award, Fajr IFF, Iran, 2015

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