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Honey

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Year of participation 2010
Program Non-competition Programs

Honey
Producer(s) Semih Kaplanoğlu
Director(s) Semih Kaplanoğlu
Script Orçun Köksal, Semih Kaplanoğlu
Director of Photography Barış Özbiçer
Production designer Naz Erayda
Sound Tobias Fleig
Edit Ayhan Ergürsel, Semih Kaplanoğlu, Suzan Hande Güneri
Cast Bora Altas, Erdal Besikcioglu, Tülin Özen, Alev Ucarer, Ayse Altay
Production company(-ies) Kaplan Film Production Süreyya Ağaoglu Sokak 41/7 Hatay Apt. Teşvikiye TR-34365 Istanbul Tel.: (90 212 2912995) Fax: (90 212 2912995) Email: info@kaplanfilm.com Heimatfilm GmbH Lichtstr. 50 D-50825 Köln Tel.: (49.221.977799-0) Fax.: (49.221.977799-19) Email: post@heimatfilm.biz
 

Synopsis

Yusuf is an only child who lives with his parents in an isolated mountain area. For the young boy, the surrounding forest becomes a place of mystery and adventure when he accompanies his father on the job. Yusuf watches in admiration as his beekeeper father, Yakup, hangs specially-made hives at the top of the tallest trees. With the skill of a tightrope acrobat, he must often hang dangerously from the high branches to gather honey. The strong bond that he has with his father cannot protect Yusuf from becoming an outcast during his first year of school. Yusuf's stutter shames him in front of his classmates during oral reading assignments. Yusuf's anxieties escalate when his father must travel to a faraway forest on a risky mission. With father gone, Yusuf slips into silence to the distress of his pretty young mother Zehra. Days pass and Yakup still does not return. Yusuf sees his mother becoming sadder every day. Yusuf summons all of his courage and goes deep into the forest to search for his father. A journey into the unknown...

Awards

Golden Berlin Bear, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Berlin IFF, 2010)


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