Ishak is a man who lives alone in the Anatolian province and earns his livelihood by playing lute in a night club. One night, he receives an urgent phone call from his village, which he has not visited for a long time. His mother is ill and wishes to see him before dying. Because he had been forced to leave the village seven years ago, İshak returns with all sorts of worries and questions on his mind.

 İshak’s return to the village is not well-received—neither his old flame Sultan, nor the village headman, nor İshak’s childhood friends are particularly happy about it. There exists some kind of a secret that everyone wants to sweep under the rug. Everyone hopes that İshak will once again leave the village after his mother’s death. But at her funeral İshak encounters a lonely vagrant by the name of Ferhat. İshak follows Ferhat and as a result meets Sirma, his daughter who every so often comes from the city to visit her father… Ferhat and Sırma are, in fact, the father and sister of the young forestry engineer Ali, who had been appointed to the village seven years ago and who suddenly disappeared; İshak also knew him well. For İshak, this encounter opens up old wounds from seven years ago.


Director: Özcan Alper

Running time: ‘113

Language: Turkish

Subtitles: English

Production: Soner Alper (Nar Film)

Starring: Berkay Ateş, Cem Yiğit Üzümoğlu, Pınar Deniz, Taner Birsel, Sibel Kekilli

Film year: 2022