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Journey To The Sun (1999)
Günese yolculuk (original title)
Gunese yolculuk (title with latin characters)
Fiction, 104 min
 
Production countries   Turkey,Germany,Netherlands
Languages   Turkish,Kurdish,Dutch
Director   Yesim Ustaoglu
Scriptwriter   Yesim Ustaoglu
Producer   Behrooz Hashemian
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Plot
A story of friendship, courage and a politically naive man’s transformation into someone painfully aware of the social realities in contemporary Turkey … Mehmet and Berzan, two young men from different regions of Turkey bond together as lower – class citizens in Istanbul. When Mehmet is unjustly arrested, his frightened roomates evict him and he loses his job. Mehmet’s loyalty to Berzan will eventually force him to disregard an uncompassionate bureaucracy and embark on a journey eastward across Turkey.

Director`s Note

Journey to the Sun is a transformation story. This is a film of friendship which interrogates state of disregard about not only what’s going on far away but also about all around the corner. This is the story of Mehmet from Tire (west of Turkey) who turns into a mature man from being a naïf boy, by investigating the reality of Berzan’s life who is from Zorduç (east of Turkey), during a long and painful journey. 

The film has been shot in real locations with amateur actresses and actors.

Awards

Berlin Film Fest, 1999
- Blue Angel- Best European Film Award
- Heinrich Böll Peace Award, 
- John Templeton Award

Istanbul Film Fest, 1999
- Best Film, 
- Best Director, 
- Fipresci Award 
- Public Award

Ankara Film Fest, 1999
- Best Film, 
- Best Director, 
- Best Script, 
- Best Photography Award

Orhan Arıburnu
- En Iyi Erkek Oyuncu Ödülü

Troya Film Fest, 1999
- Jury Award
- Ocic Award

Benodet Film Fest, 1999
- Jury Award

Valladoid Film Fest, 1999
- Jury Award

Sao Paolo Film Fest, 2000
- Jury Award

Manaki Brothers, 2000
- Best Photography Award

Uluslararası Montpellier Film Festivali, 1995
- Senaryo Geliştirme Bursu
 
 
Technical Specifications Image / Sound
Color / Black & White   Color
Sound format   Dolby Digital
Aspect ratio   1.85:1
Production format   35mm
Distribution format   35mm
 
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