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WORLD NARRATIVE COMPETITION

BEYOND THE HILL

Directed by Emin Alper
FEATURE NARRATIVE 94 Minutes North American Premiere
FILM GUIDE BEYOND THE HILL
In the quiet foothills of Turkey, Faik lives an isolated existence. When his second son brings his boys for a visit, Faik takes the opportunity to pontificate about the law of the land, as he sees it. He shares one unsolicited thought after the next, most particularly focusing on the elusive nomads whom he suspects have been trespassing on his property. The day and night wear on, and each member of the clan takes his turn entrusting the film's audience with his own dark secret.

In his feature debut, Emin Alper demonstrates a level of skill and subtlety in execution that earns him the distinction of a talent to watch. His use of space and setting creates a strikingly ominous narrative out of the simplicity of topography and facial expression. These landscapes—whether Faik's hills or a twisting grimace in close-up—become the driving dramatic forces within the story. Masterfully evoking tension through isolation, landscape, and unspoken conflict, Alper conveys that what lies beyond the hill may be far less damaging than what is within your walls.
Drama
About the Director(s)
Emin Alper holds a PhD in Turkish modern history and teaches in the humanities department at Istanbul Technical University. He is the writer and director of the short films Rifat (2006) and The Letter (2005). He won a special mention for best first feature at the Berlinale for Beyond the Hill.
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Film Info
  • Section:
    World Narrative Competition
  • Year:
    2012
  • Length:
    94 minutes
  • Language:
    Turkish
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    North American
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Emin Alper
  • Screenwriter:
    Emin Alper
  • Producer:
    Enis Köstepen, Seyfi Teoman
  • Editor:
    Ozcan Vardar
  • Director of Photography:
    George Chiper-Lillemark
  • Production Designer:
    Ismail Durmaz
  • Composer:
    Volkan Akmehmet, Inanc Sanver
  • Co-Producer:
    Nikos Moutselos
  • Primary Cast:
    Tamer Levent, Reha Özcan, Mehmet Özgür, Berk Hakman, Banu Fotocan, Furkan Berk Kiran

Contacts
  • Director
    Emin Alper
    Phone: +905068377818
    alperemin@hotmail.com
  • Sales Agent
    Enis Köstepen
    Bulut Film
    Fecri Ebcioglu Sokak14/4 Levent Besiktas Istanbul, 34340
    Phone: +90 532 690 5636
    kostepen@bulutfilm.com
  • Sales Agent
    Enis Köstepen
    Bulut Film
    Fecri Ebcioglu Sokak14/4 Levent Besiktas Istanbul, 34340
    Phone: +90 532 690 5636
    kostepen@bulutfilm.com
  • Director
    Emin Alper
    Phone: +905068377818
    alperemin@hotmail.com
  • Sales Agent
    Enis Köstepen
    Bulut Film
    Fecri Ebcioglu Sokak14/4 Levent Besiktas Istanbul, 34340
    Phone: +90 532 690 5636
    kostepen@bulutfilm.com
  • Sales Agent
    Enis Köstepen
    Bulut Film
    Fecri Ebcioglu Sokak14/4 Levent Besiktas Istanbul, 34340
    Phone: +90 532 690 5636
    kostepen@bulutfilm.com

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