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GOVENDA ALİ Û ZÎN / THE DANCE OF ALİ AND ZIN

2021 / 78 ’ /Color / Türkiye Turkey

Director:  Mehmet Ali Konar

Screenplay: Mehmet Ali Konar

Music : Toke Brorson Odin, Xebat Aşmi

Cinematography: Deniz Enyüksek

Art director : Aziz Çiçek

Editing : Naim Kanat

Cast : Suat Usta, Korkmaz Arslan, Maryam Boubani, Diman Zandi, Fatoş Yıldız, Cıvan Güney Tunç, Muhammed Feyzi Konar, Orhan Ekin Eker

Producer : Mehmet Ali Konar

Production:  Zerr Film

E-mail : zerrfilm@gmail.com

Summary

The story is set in a tiny Kurdish village. Isa’s younger brother is murdered and brought back to his hometown. Two weeks after the funeral, his mother Zîn dreams of giving a wedding celebration for her deceased son. This strange idea sparks off a host of contradictory feelings within her, and between her and Isa and family members, who are still reeling from the trauma and grief of losing a brother. The family gradually proceed into a grey area in their relationship. These ordinary people find themselves living in a psychological minefield wrestling on the planes between logic, norms, emotions and irrationality.

Director

He has graduated from The Marmara University Communication Faculty in Istanbul in 2005. He had been worked short-term as an Assistant Director in long metraj Documents and Movies. He speaks fluently Turkish, English, Italian and 2 Kurdish Dialects. Konar wrote and directed the feature film COLORLESS DREAM. THE DANCE OF ALI AND MOTHER ZIN is his second feature.

 

Filmography

2018  Renksiz Rüya  / Colorless Dream / Hewno Bêreng