Written and Directed by: Reha Erdem
Producer: Ömer Atay
Director of Photography: Florent Herry
Sound: :Reha Erdem/Herve Guyader
Music: Arvo Part
Production Year: 2013
Run time: 122 minutes
Awards and Screenings
Tokyo International Film Festival (2013) Grand Prix Nominee
Toronto International Film Festival (2013) Special Presentation
Born in Istanbul, Reha Erdem has graduated from Cinema Department of Paris 8 University. He obtained his M.A. in Plastic Arts at the same university. He shot his first feature-length film Oh Moon in 1989 as a French-Turkish co-production. After which he continued with 7 other award winning films; Run for Money, Mommy, I’m Scared, Times and Winds, My Only Sunshine, a Turkish-Greek-Bulgarian co-production and Kosmos. His latest two films are Jîn (2012) and Singing Women (2013), a Turkish-French-German co-production. He also has short films and directed a theater play, Maids (Les Bonnes) by Jean Genet. He is now working on two new projects.
One of the Prince Islands near Istanbul faces the decision of evacuation because of a possible earthquake. While most people are hurrying to leave the island, a small group of people refuse to accept this decision and they insist on staying. An apocalyptic atmosphere starts to reign on the island and day by day, survival becomes harder for those who are left behind. An unlikely group of distressed women struggle with their tribulations, united by extraordinary reserves of energy, courage, hope and faith. As the women transform their tragedy with songs of rebellion and life, they also infect the frustrated, never grown-up child Adem with the joys of being human. The film follows them throughout their inspiring, humanistic journeys into the different dimensions of existence.