Cold of Kalandar

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Cold of Kalandar (Kalandar Sogugu)

Directed by Mustafa Kara

  • Hungary, Turkey 2015; 132 min
  • Original version: Turkish
  • Genre: Drama
    • 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


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.



    Nermin Aytekin