"Waiting for the Clouds"
Directed by Yesim Ustaoglu
For her third feature, acclaimed Turkish filmmaker
Yesim Ustaoglu (Journey to the Sun)
adapts Georgios Andreadis' moving tale about identity and alienation.
Waiting for the Clouds is set along Turkey's northeastern Black Sea
coast, where beautiful valleys shrouded in mist hide the country's bloody
past. After the Turkish War of Independence in the early 1920s, Greeks were
forcefully deported. Now some 50 years later, an elderly woman looks back on
her life following the death of her sister. Her grief threatens to expose
that her family is actually Greek, not Turkish, and compels her to search
for a long-lost brother in Greece. With Ruchan Caliskur and Ismail Baysan,
and atmospheric cinematography by Jacek Petrycki. Turkish with English
subtitles. 90 minutes.