Skip to content

Directed by Huseyin Karabey

Turkey 2014 105 mins. In Turkish, Kurdish

In a snowy Kurdish mountain village in the east of Turkey, an old woman and her granddaughter are distressed. The only man in the household, the son of one and the father of the other, was arrested by the Turkish military. The commanding officer has been told that the villagers are hiding weapons, so he arrests all the town’s men and announces that they will be kept in prison until their families hand over the weapons. The problem is that no weapons actually exist. Desperate, the pair embarks on a long journey in search of a gun that they can exchange for their beloved family member. “A beautifully crafted drama whose traditional storytelling movingly conveys a sense of a community burdened by loss.”—Variety. Audience Awards, Istanbul and Milan Film Festivals.

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.