Are You Listening Mother?
Hörst du, Mutter?
Germany, Turkey | 2019 | DCP | Color | 20 min | Tuna Kaptan
WEDNESDAY 2 | CINEMEX PLAZA INSURGENTES 5 | 20:00 HRS | 126 min
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29 | UNIVERSIDAD DE LA COMUNICACIÓN – FORO UC | 19:00 HRS | 126 min
Director: Tuna Kaptan
Screenplay: Tuna Kaptan
Producer: Tuna Kaptan
Cinematography: Yunus Roy Imer
Editing: Claudia Gladziejewski
Sound: Ömer Bugra, Clemens Becker, Max Bauer, Florian Schneeweiß
Music: Özgür Akgül
Production Company: donaukapitän
Cast: Aziz Çapkurt, Sebiha Bozan, Bülent Keser, Adnan Devran.
A Kurdish woman is sentenced to six years of house arrest with an electronic ankle bracelet. The charge: supporting terrorist activities. From now on an invisible border runs through her garden in a Turkish village, which she repeatedly trespasses. Her older son is torn between obedience and rebellion. How far will he go to protect his mother from further punishment?
Tuna Kaptan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Media, Theatre and Romance Studies. He studied at ENERC Film School in Buenos Aires and graduated at University of Television and Film in documentary film directing. His films won several awards at international film festivals, among them “Two at the Border” at IDFA and „Turtle Shells“ at Dok Leipzig. “Are you listening mother” premiered at Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival.
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France
Tampere Film Festival, Finland
Filmweek Regensburg, Germany
Filmfest Dresden – Best Short Fiction Film, Germany
Ankara International FF – Best Short Film, Turkey
Brussels Short Film Festival, Belgium