Memories of the Wind tells the story of Aram, a translator and painter who escapes from Istanbul for political reasons to save his life during the II. World War. That escape becomes a search for the traces of the lost times of the childhood for Aram who is stuck in a forest village at the Soviet-Georgia border by the Black Sea. Love, time, death, exile, homeland, borders, freedom, and confrontation themes appear in Memories of the Wind as doors opening to the dark hallways of no return of memory in the political and cultural atmosphere of the period. Remembering changes everything. With the blowing of the wind...
CAST & CREW
Özcan Alper, Ahmet Büke
Director of Photography
Baptiste Gacoin, Özcan Alper
Onur Saylak, Sofya Khandamirova, Mustafa Uğurlu, Ebru Özkan, Murat Daltaban, Menderes Samancılar
Turkish director and screenwriter of Armenian origin Özcan Alper was born in Artvin. He studied Physics and History of Science at Istanbul University. During ten years he worked as an assistant in different areas of cinema. He made his first feature film Autumn, which was shown in more than 60 international film festivals and won 34 prices. He was nominated for European Discovery by Europe Film Academy for this film. His second feature film Future Lasts Forever premiered at the Toronto IFF. After Toronto, the film had its European Premiere at Rotterdam IFF and it has screened over 40 festivals all around the world and won 15 prices. Alper’s last film Memories of the Wind won several development awards such that Cinefoundation L’Atalier program in Cannes, Hubert Bals Script and Project Development Fund, Asian Project Market at Busan, Cinemed Script Awards at Monpellier through its development process and the film’s festival release is still going on. Özcan Alper puts the important political issues of recent history of Turkey on the background of his films. He has given a new impulse to developing Turkish cinema with his films. He is planning to shoot a new film Sunset, which will be the first film of a trilogy.
Momi (2001), Voyage in the Time with a Scientist (2004), Rhapsody and Melancholy in Tokai City (2005), Autumn (2008), Tales from Kars (segment “Moto Guzzi” 2010), Future Lasts Forever (2011), Memories of the Wind (2015).