94’ / 2012 / DCP / Turkish (English Subtitle)
Cast and Crew
Director: Ali Aydın
Written by: Ali Aydın
Producers: Gökçe Işıl Tuna
Director of Photography: Murat Tuncel
Cast: Ercan Kesal
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Silver Alexander Award
69. Venice Film Festival
Lion of the Future Award
Basri is a lonely man who seems to be floating in his own life. He watches over the railroads, walking the endless tracks through the abundant landscape of Anatolia. His only son, Seyfi, has been taken into custody 18 years ago and no one has heard from him ever since. After the death of his wife, Basri has slowly isolated himself from society. But there is still hope in his life, as he keeps on writing petitions twice a month to look after his son.
Ali Aydın is a Turkish director and scriptwriter, born in Istanbul in 1981. He graduated in Art Management at the Yildiz Technical University, and worked as assistant director in several films and TV series. Küf is his debut feature.