A case of adultery in a small community in Turkish Kurdistan sparks off a pitiless mechanism of punishment and compensation, orchestrated by the two families involved: it is always and inevitably the women who pay the price, treated like objects to be exchanged. A handful of words and a few carefully chosen frames are sufficient for Bülent Öztürk to reconstruct an episode in the childhood of his mother and draw a portrait in which the beauty of the landscape contrasts violently with the cruelty of tradition.
Born in 1975 in a small Turkish village, he moved to Belgium in 1995. In 2011 he took a master’s degree course in direction and audiovisual arts at the prestigious Rits Film School in Brussels. During his studies he made numerous short films and the documentary “Time Time, Talking Stones of Bakacaik". He is currently working on his first fiction film “Blue Silence”, which will be presented to the public in October 2013.
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