Tribeca Film Festival: NOAH LAND di Cenk Ertürk

Tribeca Film Festival: NOAH LAND di Cenk Ertürk

Facing the end of a battle with terminal illness, Ibrahim (Haluk Bilginer) asks his son Ömer (Ali Atay) to drive him to the village in rural Turkey where he was raised. Soon after they arrive, Ömer realizes that there’s more to this request than meets the eye: Ibrahim wants to be buried beneath a tree he planted as a boy. In the aftermath of a land dispute that cast Ibrahim’s family away from the community 45 years earlier, however, the plot of land has become a holy site called the “Noah Tree,” named for the Biblical figure whom they believe first planted it after the Flood. With all relevant public archives damaged, and villagers growing defensive over what seems a sacrilegious project, Ibrahim forges ahead in the name of justice; Ömer, on the other hand, grows conflicted, bearing the brunt of this battle even as he grapples with unaired grievances between himself and his dad. 

About Cenk Ertürk 
Cenk Ertürk 
is a filmmaker with an excessive interest in duels and owls. He began developing NOAH LAND at New York University and finalized the screenplay at Cannes Film Festival Cinéfondation Residence. Erturk is currently developing his second feature, which follows a couple navigating a self-destructive journey to form a “happy” family.

Tribeca Screenings
World Premiere Screening – Thursday, April 25th, 6:45PM (VEC-04)
P&I Screening #1 – Friday, April 26th, 12:00PM (VEC-06)
Public Screening #2 – Friday, April 26th, 6:15PM (REGAL-09)
Public Screening #3 – Saturday, April 27th, 1:30PM (REGAL-03)
P&I Screening #2 – Sunday, May 5th, 4:00PM (VEC-05)

Film Info
Section: International Narrative Competition
Year: 2019
Length: 109 minutes
Language: Turkish
Country: Germany, Turkey, USA
Premiere: World
Connect: WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagram
Cast & Credits
Director: Cenk Ertürk
Producers: Alp Ertürk, Sevki Tuna Ertürk, Cenk Ertürk
Screenwriter: Cenk Ertürk
Cinematographer: Federico Cesca
Editor: Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Composer: Leon Gurvitch
Executive Producer: Patrick Mares, Arjun Daluvoy
Associate Producer: Alix De Rozieres, Ella Bishop, Murat Han, Engin Altintas, Necmettin Sancak
Co-Producer: Titus Kreyenberg
Cast: Ali Atay, Haluk Bilginer, Arin Kusaksizoglu, Mehmet Ozgur, Hande Dogandemir

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