A Tale of Three Sisters

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A Tale of Three Sisters

Emin AlperTurkey – 2019
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The three sisters Reyhan (20), Nurhan (16) and Havva (13) all live with their father in a remote village in central Anatolia. One after the other they were sent away to town to work as housemaids, but each of them has now returned. The last of the sisters to do so is Nurhan. She beat the local doctor’s son because he wet his bed every night. When Reyhan returned home pregnant, her father hastily married her off to the shepherd, Veysel. One day, the inebriated Veysel rises up against the village elder; his actions have dramatic consequences. Even if the dream of a better future does not come true for any of these young women and they always seem to be getting into arguments with each other, they nonetheless steadfastly stick together. While they wait for the snow-covered roads to become passable again, father and daughters pass the time with stories. Emin Alper, who grew up in the Anatolian mountains himself, unfolds his fairy tale in haunting images. He portrays a society in which neither women nor men have a chance to break their predetermined cycle, and yet he still leaves room for hope.


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Press Confernce Berlinale 2019

Original Title A Tale of Three Sisters
German Title A Tale of Three Sisters
French Title A Tale of Three Sisters
Other Titles Kız Kardeşler
Directed by Emin Alper
Country Turkey
Available Formats DCP
Screenplay Emin Alper
Film Editing Çiçek Kahraman
Soundtrack Giorgos Papaioannou, Nikos Papaioannou
Cinematography Emre Erkmen
Sound Marcel de Hoogd, Jos van Galen
Décors İsmail Durmaz
Costumes Alceste Tosca Wegner
Production Nadir Öperli, Muzaffer Yıldırım
Runtime 108 Min.
Language Türkisch/d/f
Actors
Cemre Ebüzziya Reyhan
Ece Yüksel Nurhan
Helin Kandemir Havva
Kayhan Açıkgöz Veysel
Müfit Kayacan Şevket
Kubilay Tunçer Necati
Hilmi Özçelik Dorfvorsteher
Başak Kıvılcım Ertanoğlu Hatice
Awards

Berlinale 2019, Wettbewerb

Istanbul Film Festival: Golden Tulip, bester türkischer Film, bester Regisseur, beste Schauspielerinnen, Preis der Filmkritik FIPRESCI

«Drei Schwestern lieben sich und stehen sich in einem ländlichen Türkei gegenüber, umgeben von so alten Traditionen, dass sie fast schon zu Legenden wurden. In diesem modernen Märchen versucht der behutsame Emin Alper, die Bürger seines Landes zu befreien. Männer und Frauen interessieren ihn, ihre Gestik, ihre Gefangenschaft, aber letztendlich vor allem auch ihre Hoffnungen.» arte

«Alpers Inszenierungsweise vertraut auf die Bereitschaft des Publikums, einer offenen Struktur zu folgen; das Publikum wiederum kann sich Alper ruhig anvertrauen, denn wie dessen zwei vorangegangene Filme, „Tepenin Ardi“ (2012) und „Abluka“ (2015), belegt auch „Kiz Kardesler“ die meisterliche Fähigkeit des Regisseurs zu narrativer Verdichtung, metaphorischer Zuspitzung und kraftvoller Bildgestaltung.» Alexandra Seitz, Tipp  

«In eindringlichen Bildern erzählt Emin Alper, der selbst in den anatolischen Bergen aufgewachsen ist, ein Märchen. Er thematisiert eine Gesellschaft, in der weder Frauen noch Männer eine Chance haben, den vorbestimmten Kreislauf zu durchbrechen, und lässt dennoch Raum für Hoffnung.» Radio eins Berlin

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