Come Rain or Shine

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    Come Rain or Shine

    Yaz Kış Demeden

    Directed by

    Turkey, Armenia

    2019

    61 min

    • English
    • Armenian
    • Turkish

    Documentary

    The filmmaker creates the narrative of the questioning journeys made to Armenia from Turkey, reexamining the heritage of trauma, loss and belonging in the unique beauty of contemporary Armenia’s deindustrialized cities. Despite language and national divides, she connects with Ashot and Karine who steadfastly bare their struggles, becoming her chosen family as she searches for the past and finds revealing attachments to the foreign yet familiar country. In her poem-like letters, she surmises the meaning of the past, foothold in an uncertain present and a firm, even hopeful resolve for the future.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Zeynep Güzel
    Cinematography
    Zeynep Güzel
    Editing
    Ronit Meranda
    Music
    Mert Hocaoğlu
    Production
    ZEYNEP GUZEL
    Zeynep Güzel

    Zeynep Güzel

    Turkey

    Zeynep Güzel is based in Istanbul and manages the New Film Fund since its foundation in 2015. She received her BA in Film and Television and her MA in Sociology, worked as a film tutor as well as a screenwriter, director’s assistant and a producer in several film and media productions. She produced the feature length documentary BEGINNINGS (2013), premiered at several film festivals and screened at special screenings, directed by Somnur Vardar. COME RAIN OR SHINE is her debut documentary film.