Journey to the Sun
- Original title
- Running time
- 104 min.
Istisnai Filmler ve Reklamlar (IFR)
- Synopsis / Plot
- Mehmet, a young Turkish man newly migrated from the village Tire, takes a job searching for water leaks below the surface of the streets of Istanbul. Due to a strange set of events, he is mistaken for a Kurd, imprisoned, and brutally beaten. Upon his release a week later, he becomes an outcast marked as a Kurd, losing his apartment, his job, and eventually his girl friend, Arzu. When a Kurdish friend, Berzan is killed in a street protest triggered by a hunger strike, Mehmet takes a trek to return the body to Berzan's home village near the Iraqi border, and learns why so many Kurds are refugees.
: Berlin Film Festival: Blue Angel Award for The Best European Film
: European Film Awards: Nominated for Best Cinematography
1999: Festival Internacional of Jerusalén: Best Documentary
: Jury Special Prize in el Festival Internacional of Valladolid
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