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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023

Burning Days (Kurak Günler)

Emin Alper

Turkey, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Greece, Croatia

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Director's Biography

Emin Alper was born in 1974 in Ermenek, Karaman, Turkey. Trained in economics and history at Bogazici University-Istanbul, Alper holds a PhD in Turkish Modern History. His first feature-length film, Beyond the Hill (2012), won the Caligari Film Prize from the Forum section of the Berlin International Film Festival and was named Best Film by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, among other accolades. Alper went on to make Frenzy (2015), which won the Jury Special Prize at the Venice Film Festival, and the multi-award-winning A Tale of Three Sisters (2019), which premiered in competition at the Berlinale. Alper is the artistic programmer of the recently founded Istanbul Cinematheque.

Sat 12 / 18h30 / Le Colisée
Sat 19 / 21h00 / Salle des Ambassadeurs

Emre, a young and dedicated prosecutor, is newly appointed to a small town hit by a water crisis and political scandals. After an initial welcome, he experiences an increasing number of tense interactions and is reluctantly dragged into local politics. When Emre forms a bond with the owner of the town newspaper, the rumour mill starts up and the pressure on him becomes even more intense.

Director : Emin Alper
Producer : Nadir Öperli, Kerem Çatay
Screenwriter : Emin Alper
Cinematographer : Christos Karamanis
Production Designer : Nadide Argun
Editor : Özcan Vardar, Eytan İpeker
Sound : Krešimir Rodic
Music : Stefan Will

Selahatti̇n Paşali, Eki̇n Koç, Erol Babaoğlu, Erdem Şenocak, Seli̇n Yeni̇nci̇

Production Company : Ay Yapim, Liman Film
International Sales : The Match Factory


Turkey, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Greece, Croatia