Lemonade / Limonata
Turkish with English Subtitles, 101 minutes, 2015
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Directed by Ali Atay
Suat is an old truck driver who lives in Macedonia. He is on death bed and has a dying wish from his son Sakip. He wants Sakip to find and bring him his other son whom he had years ago in Istanbul from a woman he, not legally, but religiously married with. His yearns to see this other son whom he left when just a baby for one last time and get his blessing before passing away.
Sakip, upon learning he has a brother, sets off from Macedonia to Istanbul riding his father’s old car. All the information he has are that his brother’s name is Selim and an old address his father gave him.
The two brothers fail to hit it off from the first moment on. Sakip tells about their father’s last wish, but Selim refuses to accept the situation. He is not interested in going to Macedonia. However Sakip is determined to convince and take him to their father at once. Seeing that he cannot convince Selim, one night, Sakip kidnaps a drunken Selim, puts him in the car and they hit the road.
Thus starts a fun road trip during which we witness the similarities, differences and even fights and quarrels of two brothers of different cultural backgrounds.