Boreas | Poyraz

Turkey 2006, 13’ | Director, Screenplay Belma Baş | DoP Mehmet Zengin | Editor Berke Baş | Sound Ismail Karadas ̧ | Music Erdem Helvacıoğlu | Cast Seyma Uzunlar, Sevinç Baş, Oktay Kaptan, O. Rüştü Baş, Müjgan Öztürk | Production filmik productions

Living with elderly relatives in a remote old house in the mountains, the Child guardedly observes the daily routine of rustic life and, in that process, gets a first glimpse of the mysteries of life and death.

In cooperation with Türkisches Filmfest Ruhr:

Belma Baş
 was born 1969 in Ordu, Turkey. She earned her BA degree in English Literature from Istanbul University in 1992. A literary translator since 1990, she has also worked full-time for Turkish film institutions as a manager for international relations and as a festival manager from 1991 to 1998. She is a former member of the committee that recommends Turkish films for Cannes and Montreal. Her debut short film Poyraz was premiered in the competition at the 59th Cannes Film Festival, her first feature film Zefir (Zephyr) won the International Debut Feature Film Competition at the Dortmund | Cologne International Women’s Film Festival in 2012.

Belma Baş
Short Film
Focus: Turkey