DREAMING GAMES

 

DREAMING GAMES

(2004)

 Screenplay-Director

Yavuz Özkan

Producer

Aycan Çetin

Production

Z-1 Film Atölyesi

 Cinematography

Pierre Novion

 

 

 

Shooting Places

İstanbul-Sapanca

Specifications

Film: Kodak

Time: 120'

Sound: Dolby Stereo

Camera: 35mm Arri BL 4

 

 

  

 

 

 

CAST

  

Father 

Tarık Akan

Mother 

Serap Aksoy

Meral

Ayşegül Aldinç

Mustafa

Kayra Şenocak 

Zeynep

Pelin Batu

Tolga

Mert Gür

Football Player Boy 

Mehmet Günsür

Mother's Brother 

Mümtaz Sevinç

Mother's Lover 

Musa Uzunlar

Clients in Restaurant 

Nejat Birecik

   

Özgür Erkekli

   

Zeynep Erkekli

 

Synopsis

Father, Mother, their daughter Zeynep who studies at university and son Tolga who is collage student, moves to a house which is heritage of family at the edge of lake, takes along 30-40 minutes. While the children goes to their school without complaining, Mother's brother advices setting a restaurant in the city and promises to give required money him. Father is not ready for job like this, but he accepts the suggestion and gets into debt his brother-in-law. Mother is boring the events around her. She leaves home with hoping to capture her dreams. She begins to live with an alcoholic author, whose life philosophy she is impressed by.

That Mother's leaving affects so much Father and his children. In time, a great solidarity but not ostentatious, starts especially between Father and his daughter.

Business of restaurant is not good. Although there are a lot of clients in, Father has lost control over the accounts. On the other side, he has an affair with clients like a family. There is funny, naive, in any time tough or sad events in restaurants. Selma is also one of the clients. Her young lover,  whom she has leaved a short time ago, still goes around with her. Young lover takes all time from the opening to closing of restaurant in order to be side of her. In the meantime Selma has an affinity for Father. Zeynep seems that this affinity is solution for loneliness of her father. She tries to close Father and Selma.

Father and the children, bruised by the events more, find a way in order to cope with everything. The plays of dreaming which they find while moving between the city and the house, take power them in order to break conflict between their lives and dreams.

 

AWARDS

42nd ANTALYA GOLDEN ORANGE FILM FESTIVAL (2004)

People Jury Prize

12 th ADANA GOLDEN COCOON FILM, CULTURE and ART FESTIVAL (2005)

People Jury Prize

 

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