Araf – Somewhere In Between

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Yeşim Ustaoğlu 2012
Turkey/France/Germany
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.

NYFF: http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff2012/films/araf-somewhere-in-between
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2249712/