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Beyond the Hill

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Beyond the Hill (Tepenin Ardi)

Directed by Emin Alper

  • Turkey, Greece 2012; 94 min
  • Original version: Turkish
  • Genre: Western, Drama
    • Best Film, Dest Director - Ankara IFF
    • Best First Feature (Special Mention), Berlinale
    • Caligari Film Prize, Berlinale Forum
    • Best National Film & FIPRESCI Award - Istanbul FF
    • NETPAC Award - Karlovy Vary IFF
    • Special Jury Award - Sarajevo FF
    • Best Feature Film - Asia Pacific Screen Awards

  • From the director of FRENZY presented at Berlinale Co-Production Market

  • From the director of FRENZY presented at Doha Film Institute Qumra

Press Quotes

The influence of director Nuri Bilge Ceylan seems to be rampant in Turkish festival films, and this is one of his more successful heirs.

Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

Director Emin Alper weaves in pointed political and cultural allegory along with elements of (deep breath...) dark comedy, revisionist-westerns, family-dramas, mysteries and horror films. That he's able to deftly balance all of these aspects without losing the audience or sacrificing the film's suspense is all the more impressive.

Brian Clark, Twitch Film

Beyond The Hill (Tepenin Ardi) is sure to see further festival action following its premiere in Berlin’s Forum sidebar, and could well score some theatrical action in territories where a low-budget Turkish film by a first-time director is not an impossible prospect.

Lee Marshall, Screen International


A Turkish-Greek coproduction at the Berlinale Forum!

Manolis Kranakis, Flix

Beyond the Hill (Tepenin Ardi): Berlin Film Review

Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

Berlin 2012 Review: Beyond The Hill (Tepeni Ardi)

Brian Clark, Twitch Film

Beyond The Hill

Lee Marshall, Screen International