Archive of films Kosmos / Kosmos

Turkey / Bulgaria
2010, 122 min

Section: Tribute to Reha Erdem
Year: 2012

A mysterious, half-lunatic stranger (a shaman?) arrives at a snowy border town.... This time around, Reha Erdem has put the theme of the conflict between society and the individual in a context of cosmic lyricism. While the expressive sound design supports the town’s uneasy atmosphere, the visuals alternate between views of life, death, and eternity.


Synopsis

Love is finally embodied in a Reha Erdem picture as the filmmaker looks directly to the mystical world. A mysterious young man arrives at a snow-covered border town. He might be a harmless vagabond, a thief, a lunatic, or a shaman. Nobody mentions shamanism, yet he displays many surreal signs of shamanic practice and ecstasy. The locals don’t know what to think about this stranger who eats only sugar cubes, doesn’t want a job, and talks continually about love and Allah (although his interest in sensual love doesn’t jibe with what the locals understand as divine love). Erdem here puts the theme of the conflict between society and the individual in a context of cosmic lyricism. While the expressive sound design (his own) supports the spiritual-political-military unease of the town’s atmosphere, the visuals alternate between views of the earth (life), underground (death), and sky (eternity).

Contacts

Atlantik Film
Üst Zeren sokak No:2, 1. Levent, 343 30, Istanbul
Turkey
Tel: + 90 212 278 361 1
Fax: + 90 212 278 197 1
E-mail: info@atlantikfilm.com
www: www.atlantikfilm.com

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Tribute to Reha Erdem
   
Director: Reha Erdem
Screenplay: Reha Erdem
Dir. of Photography: Florent Herry
Music: Rachel’s & Silver Mt Zion
Editor: Reha Erdem
Producer: Ömer Atay
Production: Atlantik Film
Cast: Sermet Yeşil, Türkü Turan, Hakan Altuntaş
Contact: Atlantik Film
   
www: www.kosmos.com.tr

Guests

Reha Erdem

Film Director, Film Director

Claudine Avetyan

Producer


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