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.
- FIPRESCI Prize for Competition Film, Kerala IFF
- Best Feature Film, South East European FF
- The Ecumenical Jury Commendation - Yerevan IFF
- Gaye Gursel
- Durukan Ordu
- Sarkis Seropyan
- Osman Karakoc
- Erdal Kirik
- Özcan Alper
- Feza Caldiran
- Ayhan Ergursel
- Thomas Balkenhol
- Özcan Alper
- Umut Sakallioglu
- Mustafa Biber
- ARIZONA FILMS
- ARIZONA PRODUCTIONS
A film of memories — personal, collective and historic — Future Lasts Forever marks the maturation of an exciting new Turkish talent.
A festival film par excellence, less introverted and far more explicit than Alper’s debut, Autumn, it has plenty of film quotations and symbolic images to accompany its strictly political statement.
Alper knows the power of human stories and makes sure that nothing else does cloud the simple message relayed across through the first accounts of the war, the simple stories of loss.
Özcan Alper (1975, Turkey) attended courses in Physics and History of Science at the University of Istanbul. Since 1997 he has been working as assistant director and production manager on a variety of productions. He directed a short fiction and two short documentaries. AUTUMN (2008) was his feature debut. Özcan is one of the five film makers of the omnibus film TALES FROM KARS (2010). He is screenwriter and director of the short film called MOTO GUZZI and his latest work, MEMORIES OF THE WIND (2015), was selected at IFF Rotterdam and Istanbul IFF.