FFTM: BABAMIN KANATLARI / MY FATHER’S WINGS (EST)

FFTM: BABAMIN KANATLARI / MY FATHER’S WINGS (EST)
This screening will be preceded by the short films CAN/SOUL (Documentary 1 min) and MEFTUN/DEVOTED (Documentary, 15 min)

Set against the backdrop of construction activity promising to fill in the empty spaces of the urban landscape with entirely new neighborhoods, a story unfolds of an aging construction worker who, unlike his peers, has to drop all plans for the future after being diagnosed with a malignant tumor. This debut film contemplates the dignity of the individual within the context of modern Turkish society.

Ibrahim works construction on a luxury high-rise apartment building; the pay is irregular but the income supports his family, who live with relatives outside town. The unexpected diagnosis of lung cancer, however, throws his life off balance, depriving him of any guarantees for even the immediate future. When a rumor gets around that the construction company paid handsome compensation to the family of an employee who lost his life in a tragic work accident, Ibrahim begins to entertain an audacious idea. This exceptionally mature directorial debut outlines the dangers of a system that forces workers to sacrifice their lives to the interests of economic development. In a world full of dreams and desires, where the future can be a lucrative commodity, My Father’s Wings demonstrates the dignity of a man who has run out of hope for the future, highlighting his inner strength as he contemplates sacrificing himself for his family.

AWARDS AND FESTIVALS
53rd International Antalya Film Festival
Dr. Avni Tolunay Special Jury Prize
Year :  2017
Length :  117 min.
Country :  Turkey
Release date  26 May 2018

Turkish
subtitled in English

Upcoming screenings 

May 26th 19:10
2018-05-21 03:30:06