Beyond the Hill
Turkey / Greece
Producers: Enis Köstepen, Seyfi Teoman
Director: Emin Alper
Script: Emin Alper
Director of Photography: George Chiper-Lillemark
Production Designer: Ismail Durmaz
Composers: Inanç Şanver, Volkan Akmehmet
Sound: Fatih Aydoğdu
Editor: Ozcan Vardar
Cast: Tamer Levent, Reha Ozcan, Mehmet Özgür, Berk Hakman, Banu Fotocan, Furkan Berk Kıran
Fecri Ebcioglu Sok. 14/4 Levent
34340 Besiktas Istanbul
It’s a summer day and the retired forester Faik is receiving visitors at his country home. His son Nusret has come to visit with Faik’s two grandsons. Despite the summer setting however, the mood remains oddly muted. Faik is having problems with the local nomads and is constantly on his guard. This small group is completed by the family of Mehmet and Meryem and brings together different temperaments and social classes. But conflicts are avoided: it’s all someone else’s fault, that of the nomads, who remain an invisible foe.
Caligari Film Prize, Special Mention for Best 1st Feature, Berlinale, Germany, 2012; Best Film, Best Script, FIPRESCI Prize, National Competition, Istanbul IFF, Turkey, 2012
Emin Alper (born 1974, Ermenek, Turkey)
Trained in economics and history at Boğaziçi University- Istanbul, Alper holds a Ph. D. degree in Turkish Modern History. He is the writer and director of the short films. He teaches at Istanbul Technical University’s Humanities and Social Sciences Department. Beyond the Hill is his first feature film.
The Letter (2005), Rıfat (2006), The Ambulance (2009), Beyond the Hill (2012).