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KOSMOS

Turkey / Bulgaria, 2009 (MIFF 2010, International Panorama)

Director: Reha Erdem

Kosmos is nothing less than cosmic in scope… beautifully shot, and profoundly imaginative.” - Hollywood Reporter

From the sweeping snow-driven plains on the edge of Turkey emerges a mysterious stranger, a fugitive from nowhere, sobbing as he runs into the arms of a city frozen in time. After he saves a child from drowning the townsfolk warm to him, but his strange behaviour paints him as both a thief and a holy man - never sleeping or eating, moving with the agility of a wild animal, he claims to be seeking only love.

Filmmaker Reha Erdem (My Only Sunshine; Times and Winds, MIFF 2007) creates a wintery epic with Kosmos, imbuing his howling dervish with all the intricacies of both man and prophet.

D/S Reha Erdem P Ömer Atay WS Atlantik Film L Turkish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2009

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Turkey, 2013
"Visually stunning, vividly emotional." - Variety ... From award-winning director Reha Erdem (Kosmos, MIFF 2010; Times and Winds, MIFF 2007) comes Jîn, the story of a young Kurdish rebel who br… More »

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