Semih Kaplanoglu


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 even starting to be published in literary journals. But for the time being, he continues working in his single mother’s village milk business, also with an uncertain future. When the first supermarkets open there, the family loses its means of existence. In his film director Semih Kaplanoglu picks the issue of Turkey’s path towards Europe by depicting a woman and her son in an Anatolic small town. Turkey / Germany 2008 Regie: Semih Kaplanoglu 102 min, 35mm, Farbe, OF mit engl. UT