Director: Yesim Ustaoglu (Turkey)
After making several award –winning shorts in Turkey, Yeşim Ustaoğlu made her feature film debut with 1994’s The Trace . The film was presented at numerous international festivals, including Moscow and Gotenburg. Yeşim Ustaoğlu received international recognition for her 1999 film, Journey To The Sun In competition at the Berlin Film Festival, JOURNEY TO THE SUN received the Blue Angel Award and the Peace Prize.
Two sisters and a brother very different from each other live in the center of İstanbul today. One day, a phone call brings them together to the small town in the Black Sea mountains where they were born. Their aged mother, Nusret, has disappeared. As the siblings start reminiscing about her, all the unresolved disputes are scattered around like from Pandora’s box. When they find their mother they soon must learn that she is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The only rebellious son Murat ultimately sneaks her out of the institution and takes his grandmother back to her home in the mountains which she is desparate to return to…