A gripping historical drama set in WW2. Aram, an Armenian intellectual, finds his life in Istanbul forever altered when the Turkish government targets the country’s minorities and members of the opposition. In order to escape the treacherous perils of the labor camps, Aram escapes to the Turkish-Georgian border where he awaits for his papers to enter Soviet Armenia. With the help of a couple, he finds shelter in a hut in the woods, with conditions in stark contrast to the bustling streets of Istanbul. Burdened with memories of his painful childhood in 1915, his life will now never be the same and he must find a way to begin anew.
Those who relished the breathtaking beauty of the Black Sea region in Alper’s film AUTUMN, will enjoy the magic of the forests along the Georgian border. The film is a powerful follow up to his last POM hit, THE FUTURE LASTS FOREVER. This feature has received much praise at the Hamburg, Montreal and Antalya Film Festivals. Cinematographer Andreas Sinanos won the Film Critics Association Award and the Golden Orange award at the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival. This will be the 5th film that Hamshen Director Ozcan Alper has presented at the Pomegranate Film Festival.