Beyond The Hill
94’ / 2012 / DCP / Turkish (English Subtitle)
Cast and Crew
Director: Emin Alper
Written by: Emin Alper
Producers: Emin Alper
Enis Köstepen
Seyfi Teoman
Director of Photography: George Chiper-Lillemark
Cast: Tamer Levent
Reha Özcan
Mehmet Özgür
Berk Hakman
Banu Fotocan
Berlin International Film Festival (Section: Forum, 2012)
Caligari Film Prize
Asia Pacific Screen Awards, 2012
Best Film
Best Actor
Istanbul International Film Festival (Section: National Competition, April 2012)
Best Film
Best Script
Asia Pacific Screen Awards (2012)
Best Film
Taipei Film Festival (Section: International New Talent Competition, 2012)
Special Jury Prize
Karlovy Vary Film Festival (Section:Horizons, 2012)
Sarajevo Film Festival (Section: International Competition, 2012)
Special Jury Prize
Palic Film Festival (Section: International Competition, 2012)
Best Film
Osian Cinefan Film Festival (Section: Best 1st Feature, 2012)
Best 1st Feature Film
Batumi International Arthouse Film Festival (2012)
Best Director
Malatya International Film Festival (2012)
Best Film
Best Screenplay
Turkish Film Critics Association Best Film Award

Faik, a proud old forester, is having trouble with nomads grazing their livestock on his land. For revenge, he and his hulking farm hand Mehmet snatch a goat to butcher for a family holiday, unwittingly sparking a dire blood feud. Debuting Turkish director Emin Alper creates an atmosphere of skin-crawling terror in this psychological drama by withholding, not showing, the escalating acts of violence that hurtle these feuding farmers toward a shocking confrontation.


Director’s Biography

Born on 13 August 1974 in Konya. Trained in economics and history at Bogazici University-Istanbul, Alper holds a Ph.D. degree in Turkish Modern History. He teaches at Istanbul Technical University’s Humanities and Social Sciences Department. BEYOND THE HILL is Emin Alper’s first feature-length film.

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