Future Lasts Forever

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Future Lasts Forever (Gelecek Uzun Surer)

Directed by Özcan Alper

  • Turkey, France, Germany 2011; 108 min
  • Original version: Turkish, Kurdish, Armenian
  • Genre: Drama
    • FIPRESCI Prize for Competition Film, Kerala IFF
    • Best Feature Film, South East European FF

  • Toronto IFF
    - Contemporary World Cinema


Sumru is doing music researches at a university in Istanbul. To work on her thesis on gathering and recording an exhaustive collection of Anatolian elegies she sets off for the south-east of the country for a few months. The brief trip turns out to be the longest journey of her life. During the trip, Sumru crosses paths with Ahmet, a young guy who sells bootleg DVDs on the streets of Diyarbakir, with Antranik, the ageing and solitary warden of a crumbling church in the city and with various characters who witness the ongoing 'unnamed war'. During her three-month stay in Diyarbakir, while she was looking for the stories of the elegies, she finds herself to confront an agony from her own past.






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