Turkey/Germany, 2012, 94 min., Turkish.
Küf focuses on Basri, an old man marked by misfortune and loneliness, increased since his wife’s decease. His takes care of rail maintenance, so he has to walk along the railways crossing Anatolia. When he is not dedicated to this introspective task, Basri writes letters with which he intends to break a bureaucratic silence that lasts 18 years, the same that his son, Seify, has been supposedly detained by the authorities. Ayd?n, like some did before him, goes for the silent, obstinate man as a symptom of the need to linking individual memory to collective and historical ones.
Ali Ayd?n is a director and script writer born in Istanbul in 1981. Before deciding to film, Ayd?n studied artistic and cultural management at the Yildiz Technical University. Later on he spent several years learning as director’s assistant in many film and TV series. Küf means his debut as solo director. At the moment, his festival run is very promising: after being selected at the Venice Festival, his film debut won the Lion of the Future at the Critics’ International Week.
Turquía/Alemania, 2012, 94 min, Turco/Alemán.
Guión / Script
Fotografía / Cinematography
Montaje / Editing
Ayhan Ergursel, Ahmet Boyacioglu
Producción / Producers
Cengiz Keten, Sevil Demirci,
Gökçe I?il Tuna, Ali Ayd?n
Intérpretes / Cast
Ercan Kesal (Basri),
Muhammet Uzuner (policía),
Tansu Biçer (Cemil)
Compañía productora / Production company
Motiva Film, Yeni Sinemacilar
Ventas Internacionales / International Sales
Julien Lacroix, 7