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Journey to the Sun - Trailer


Authorship: Alessandro Favaron

JOURNEY TO THE SUN is one of the long-feature films included in the Fabrica Cinema collection, the film production unit of Fabrica.

Directed by Yesim Ustaoglu (Turkey)
Prizes: Berlin 1999 - Official Competition - Best European Film Award and Peace Prize


Synopsis: A young turkish Anatolian boy suspected of being a Kurd because of his skin colour, discovers the drama of a people subject to a silent genocide. Turkish director Yesim Ustaoglu handles this 'dangerous' and topical subject with great courage. Hard-hitting dialogue, people dealing daily with pain and happiness, sets that open up unexpectedly into unforgettable images. All are on offer here and confirm the quality of Ustaoglu's first film, Iz (The Trace, 1994).


Fabrica Cinema was created in September 1997 by Marco Müller, actually Director of Venice Film Festival, and co-produced an initial series of four films which "spoke the truth" about the reality in the distant societies where, otherwise, it would have been impossible to develop any film project without the collaboration with a courageous producer: Journey to the Sun by Yesim Ustaoglu (Turkey); Moloch by Alexander Sokurov (Russia); Seventeen Years by Zhang Yuan (China) and Adanggaman by Roger Gnoan M’Bala (Ivory Coast).
From October 1999 Fabrica Cinema has started to produce first and second features of young film directors from “the rest of the world:
Brainstorm by Lais Bodanzky (Brasil); Blackboards by Samira Makhmalbaf (Iran); No man’s land by Danis Tanovic (Bosnia); Secret Ballot by Babak Payami (Iran); Angel on the right by Djamshed Usmonov (Tadjikistan), Mud by Dervis Zaim (Turkey-Cyprus) and Tropical Malady, by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand).
Many of these films have won prestigious awards at the most renowned international film festivals, culminating in the 2002 Oscar for Best Foreign Film for No Man’s Land by Bosnian director Danis Tanovic.




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