KARPUZ KABUGUNDAN GEMILER YAPMAK

V' 04

KARPUZ KABUGUNDAN GEMILER YAPMAK

BOATS OUT OF WATERMELON RINDS

Ahmet Uluçay
Türkei, 2004
Fiction, 97min, OmeU

KARPUZ KABUGUNDAN GEMILER YAPMAK

Ahmet Uluçay
Türkei, 2004
Fiction, 97min, OmeU

Cast: 
Ismail Hakki Taslak
Recep
Kadir Kaymaz
Mehmet
Screenplay: 
Ahmet Uluçay
Sound: 
Bülent Nurgonul
Camera: 
Ilker Berke
Editor: 
Mustafa Presheva
Senad Presheva
Composer: 
Ender Akay
Alper Tunga Demirel
Costume: 
Pinar Kesen
Fatos Acar

Production: 
IFR A.S Altzeren Sok. No:1 Levent Istanbul, Türkei T 212 3247624 film@ifr.com.tr
World Sales: 
Silkroad Productions 8 rue Myrha 75018 Paris, Frankreich T 1 53 41 41 61 bh@silkroadproduction.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Boats out of Watermelon Rinds unfurls the story of Recep and Mehmet, two young friends of modest means and admirable ambitions. It is only thanks to their evening exploits that the boys can endure their apprenticeships with, respectively, a watermelon vendor and a domineering barber. After discovering that the small local theater regularly discards worn-out film, the boys have begun collecting and, in their own strange fashion (think wooden-box-and-a-lightbulb), screening these cinematic cast-offs each night in an abandoned shed. They lack a projector, barely understand the mechanical processes involved and have only the village fool, crazy Ömer, as an audience. Nonetheless, they are undaunted. Shot entirely on digital video and blown up to 35mm, Boats out of Watermelon Rinds is lushly painted with inspired plays of colour and a keen eye for landscape; it conjures up a time and place far away, but somehow completely familiar. This is an infatuating, prodigious debut and a stirring tribute to a lifelong love of the cinema. (Dimitri Eipides)

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