Cold of Kalandar

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    Cold of Kalandar

    Kalandar Sogugu

    Directed by

    Hungary, Turkey


    132 min

    • Turkish


    Mehmet is a man who lives with his two children, wife, and mother in a mountain village on Black Sea. He earns his bread by 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.


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    • Best Director, WOWOW Viewer's Choice Award - Tokyo IFF
    • Best Film, Dr. Avni Tolunay Jury's Special Award - Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival
    • Best Director, Best Actor (Haydar Şişman), Best DoP, Best Editing (National Competition) - Istanbul FF
    • NDR Young Talent Award - Filmfest Hamburg
    • Best Film, The Fedeora Award (Mediterranean Film Competition) - Haifa IFF
    • Best Feature Film, Young Cinema Award, Achievement in Cinematography - Asia Pacific Screen Awards
    • ICFT Unesco Gandhi Award - IFFI Goa



    Haydar Şişman
    Nuray Yeşirelaraz
    Hanife Kara
    Ibrahim Kuvvet
    Temel Kara
    Mustafa Kara
    Bilal Sert
    Cevahir Şahin
    Kürşat Üresin
    Umut Sakallioğlu
    Ali Aga
    Mustafa Kara
    Eleonore Fourniau


    Contemplative but gorgeously shot.

    Dan Fainaru, Screen Daily

    Mustafa Kara

    Mustafa Kara


    Mustafa Kara, born in 1980, graduated from the Department of Radio and Television at Cumhuriyet University. His debut feature was HOPE ISLAND (2007), which was a co-production between Turkey and the United Kingdom. He founded Karafilm Production in 2009 with Nermin Aytekin. COLD OF KALANDAR (2015) is his second feature film, which he had been working on for a long time after many documentary films.