Snow Pirates / Kars Korsanlari
Turkish with English Subtitles, 90 minutes, 2015
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Directed by Faruk Hacıhafızoğlu
Nominated for a Golden Tulip for Best Turkish Film of the Year at the Istanbul International Film Festival
It is 1981. Turkey is at the dawn of one of its most atrocious coup d’etats and its hardest winters. In Kars, the people’s need for coal is as acute as their need for freedom. That winter, coal’s value equals almost the same as diamonds.
Three children, Serhat, Gürbüz and İbo, whose treasury is made up only of their sleds and dreams are about to start a journey in pursuit of coal. In their search the heroes find intelligence and strength within this struggle. An innocent adventure for resources, situated under the shadow of the coup d’etat, will turn into a landmark journey where they come face-to-face with the realities and responsibilities that coming-of-age brings.
Post-screening Q&A with director Faruk Hacıhafızoğlu