VIEWPOINTS

JÎN

Directed by Reha Erdem
FEATURE NARRATIVE 122 Minutes North American Premiere
FILM GUIDE JÎN
Gunfire punctures the serene forest as a group of Kurdish rebel-fighters make their way through the Turkish outback. With only the moonlight to guide her, young Jîn abandons her squad. In search of family and a civil world, she crosses over enemy lines and embarks on a harrowing odyssey through a threatening landscape. Amid random bombings and aggressive opposition, Jîn’s courage is continually tested. Thwarted by incessant attacks from all sides, she seeks protection in the mountains, only to find solace in the wild creatures of the rural sanctuary.

Award-winning Turkish director Reha Erdem relays in radiant detail the sweeping effects of unremitting war. Standing as an indomitable figure amongst the chaos, Deniz Hasgüler’s devoted performance as Jîn displays both fortitude and vulnerability. With superb cinematography, sparse dialogue and reverence for the natural world, in the spirit of Malick and Tarr, Jîn establishes Erdem’s authentic cinematic talent.

—Holly Voges
Drama
About the Director(s)
REHA ERDEM was born in Istanbul and graduated from the University of Paris VIII. He has written and directed the features Oh, Moon!, A Run for Money, What’s a Human Anyway?, Times and Winds, My Only Sunshine and Kosmos, as well as several short films. He recently directed the stage play Maids (Les Bonnes) by Jean Genet.
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Film Info
  • Section:
    Viewpoints
  • Year:
    2013
  • Length:
    122 minutes
  • Language:
    Kurdish, Turkish
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    North American
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Composer:
    Hildur Gudnadottir
  • Editor:
    Reha Erdem
  • Screenwriter:
    Reha Erdem
  • Director:
    Reha Erdem
  • Executive Producer:
    Claudine Avetyan
  • Cinematographer:
    Florent Herry
  • Producer:
    Omer Atay
  • Cast:
    Deniz Hasgüler, Onur Ünsal, Sabahattin Yakut, Yıldırım Şimşek, Sema Kuray

Contacts
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    Atlantik Film Yapim LTD
    Istanbul, 34330
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    Atlantik Film Yapim LTD
    Istanbul, 34330
    Phone: +90 212 278 3611
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    Atlantik Film Yapim LTD
    Istanbul, 34330
    Phone: +90 212 278 3611
    claudine@atlantikfilm.com
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    Atlantik Film Yapim LTD
    Istanbul, 34330
    Phone: +90 212 278 3611
    claudine@atlantikfilm.com