The film tells the story of Ishak, a lonely saz musician who roams the nightclubs of Anatolia and is forced to return to his hometown after 8 years of self-exile. But it is also the story of Ferhat, a disturbed outsider.
The story is about a man who wanders alone through the forest, and about Sirma, a woman from the big city who occasionally visits a small town to look after her children.
her sick father. Through the narrative threads, it slowly becomes clear that it is about a disappearance that is known to everyone but not discussed by anyone. Ali, a forester who came to the city eight years ago and disappeared without a trace. Things that are buried deep in the past come to the surface. Ultimately, it is the secret that Ishak and his childhood friends share that haunts him, his friends and, in fact, the whole country.

Turkey 2022
Director: Özcan Alper
Cast: Berkay Ateş, Cem Yiğit Üzümoğlu, Pınar Deniz, Taner Birsel, Sibel Kekilli and others.
114 min. | Turkish. OmeU

Özcan Alper, born in 1975, is a Turkish film director and screenwriter with Hemshin roots. He studied at the Trabzon Lisesi and later transferred to Istanbul University, where he studied history. His debut film SONBAHAR (AUTUMN), 2008, received several awards. BLACK NIGHT won the main prize at the international film festival of the Mediterranean Cinémed in 2023.


26 Jan 2024


21:30 Uhr - 23:30 Uhr


Karlstor Cinema
Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 3, 69126 Heidelberg
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