Yeşim Ustaoğlu 2012
New York Film Festival: Main Slate
13 Oct 2012
North American Premiere
Cast: Neslihan Atagül (Zehra); Baris Hacihan (Olgun); Özcan Deniz (Mahur); Nihal Yalcin (Derya); Yasemin Conka (Meryem)
Original Music by Marc Marder
“Every moment that we haven’t seen, heard, touched or smelled before will start to reverberate in us in a very different way and take another form once we experience it. In Araf, I tried to touch upon those fleeting moments and feelings that can occur.” – Yeşim Ustaoğlu
In a disintegrating town midway between Istanbul and Ankara, two teenagers search for something better. A girl (in a luminous performance by Neslihan Atagül) starts to pursue the desire awakening in her body while the boy-next-door hopes that a TV show will change his life.
Molten slag breaks forth. A windshield wiper does not stop rain. And nothing can be the same.