Sumru, an ethnomusicologist by profession, travels to Diyarbakir to make sound recordings of elegies and the stories that belong with them. While she listens to the stories of Kurdish women who lost their husbands or sons during the bloody tyranny, she is confronted with her own past. Sumru’s lover left for the Kurdish front years ago and never came back.
During her journey, she meets Ahmet. With him, she goes looking for what happened to her lover. A romance seems to blossom between Sumru and Ahmet, but in this spot, marked by sorrow and loss, she finds it difficult to break free of her past.
As in his debut Autumn, the second film by Özcan Alper displays political commitment. Alper managed to capture the layered story of Future Lasts Forever with a firm hand. The beautiful camerawork and the rich sound design turn the film into pure cinema.