Future Lasts Forever

  • 108'
  • Turkey
  • 2011
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.



Director
Özcan Alper
Premiere
European première
Countries of production
Turkey, Germany, France
Year
2011
Festival Edition
IFFR 2012
Length
108'
Medium
35mm
Original title
Gelecek uzun sürer
Languages
Turkish, Kurdish, Armenian
Producers
Soner Alper, Ersin Çelik, C. Asli Filiz
Production Companies
Nar Film Production, Unafilm, Arizona Productions
Sales
Nar Film Production
Screenplay
Özcan Alper
Cinematography
Feza Çaldiran
Editor
Umut Sakallioglu, Özcan Alper, Ayhan Ergürsel, Thomas Balkenhol
Production Design
Tolunay Türköz
Sound Design
Mohammed Mokhtary
Music
Mustafa Biber
Cast
Gaye Gürsel, Durukan Ordu
Website
http://www.narfilm.com