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PROGRAM - World Cinemascape - World Cinemascape: Spectrum

World Cinemascape: Spectrum

Big Big World

DIRECTOR Reha ERDEM World Cinemascape: Spectrum구분없음
Nation Turkey 2016101minDCPcolor Fiction
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Ali and Zuhal who grew up in an orphanage with a bond find themselves on the run, away from civilization and into the woods after having committed a terrible crime.

  • Review

    All stories originally began from one person´s words. Ali and Zuhal are orphans left in this big world. Their situation become worse and it becomes hard for them to sustain their lives around people with no compassion. They decide to build a secret base. At first, the secret forest was their paradise, but as times goes by, they feel isolated. Can a true sanctuary exist outside the civilized world? With Nuri Bilge Ceylan and Zeki Demirkubuz, Reha Erdem is one of the major players in New Turkish Cinema. He uses poetic images and allegory to talk about one’s home and lost family. The film follows the young couple caught up in violence and then changes into a dilemma between nature and culture. Mystical and surrealistic, the vast nature and exploration of the characters internal words are all present in this great work by Erdem. [JANG Byungwon]

  • Credit

    Director Reha ERDEM
    Screenplay Reha ERDEM
    Producer Omer ATAY
    Cinematography Florent HERRY
    Editor Reha ERDEM
    Music Nils FRAHM
    Sound Herve GUYADER
    Cast Ecem UZUN, Berke KARAER, Melisa AKMAN, Murat DENIZ, Ayta SOZERI



Born in 1960, Istanbul, he graduated from Cinema Department of Paris 8 University. He also obtained an M.A. in Plastic Arts at the same univ ersity and directed his first feature film, Oh, Moon!(1989). He has since won multiple awards with titles such as Times and Winds(2006), My Only Sunshine(2009) and Kosmos(2010). His two most recent feature films prior to Big Big World were both released in 2013 to wide acclaim: Jin and Singing Women.