Burning Days - Kurak Günler


Burning Days - Kurak Günler

Emin AlperTurkey – 2022

Emre, a young and dedicated prosecutor, is newly appointed to a small town hit by a water crisis and political scandals. After an initial welcome, he experiences an increasing number of tense interactions and is reluctantly dragged into local politics. When Emre forms a bond with the owner of the local newspaper pressure escalates under heated rumours.

Original Title Burning Days - Kurak Günler
German Title Burning Days
French Title Burning Days
Other Titles Burning Days
Directed by Emin Alper
Country Turkey
Available Formats
Screenplay Emin Alper
Film Editing Özcan Vardar, Eytan Ipeker
Soundtrack Stefan Will
Cinematography Christos Karamanis
Sound Krešimir Rodic
Décors Nadide Argun
Costumes Öykü Ersoy
Production Nadir Operli
Runtime 129 Min.
Language Türkisch/d/f
Selahattin Pasali Emre
Erol Babaoglu Şahin
Selin Yeninci Zeynep
Ekin Koç Murat
Erdem Şenocak Kemal
Sinan Demirer İlhan

Cannes Film Festival 2022
Un certain regard

Jerusalem Film Festival 2022

Munich Film Festival 2022

Sydney Film Festival 2022

«Hochspannende Reise eines Staatsanwaltes in eine von Korruption und Kriminalität geprägte Kleinstadt.» Filmfest München

«Emin Alper’s tense Turkish thriller critiquing maschismo is a standout among this year’s films - A highly-charged suspenser, a savvy piece of tightly-enclosed world-building and a sharp critique of machismo, populism and their very tangible dangers.» Screen International

«A Sweltering, Stylish Small-Town Allegory for Corruption in Strongman Societies.» Variety

«Mit eindrücklichen Aufnahmen präsentiert der türkische Regisseur Emin Alper einen Thriller mit politischer Komponente.» Outnow

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