10th VTFF Timeline
Opening Film : Black Night / Karanlık Gece | 20:00
The life of Ishak (27) passed in one of the villages of a mountain town with its back against the harsh mountains, growing up with 5 of his friends who have different dreams of the future. Although he can’t, he likes the young girl of the village, Sultan (21). Ishak is also interested in music, albeit an amateur. With the appointment of young urban and handsome officer Ali (24) to the village, Ishak falls into a jealousy that he cannot prevent. On a hot summer night, Ali disappears. Was he lost on a hunt, as in the legends of the village? Or do Isaac and his friends have something to do with Ali’s disappearance? 8 years pass, although Ishak and his friends try to forget Ali, nothing will be the same in this quiet mountain town. In this psychological thriller and partly detective story that feeds on local legends, the region and the geography itself will appear as a character.
Lost In The Darkness / Karanlıkta Kaybolanlar | 12:00
Antioch was shaken by an earthquake of 7.7 magnitude at 04:17 on February 6, 2023. The city on the Antioch Plain came to the point of extinction due to the severity of the earthquake and the weakness of the ground. The earthquake was recorded as one of the heaviest damages in the history of Antioch, the city was known as the ‘City of Civilizations’.
The documentary “Lost in the Darkness” bears witness to what the people of Antioch experienced, felt, lost, and hoped for during the earthquake, while also revealing the devastating effects of the earthquake and the situation of the people who were left without electricity, water, shelter, and food in the rain at night.
Focusing on the tragedy of what happened in Antioch and the resilience of humanity, the documentary invites viewers to closely witness the devastating impact of the earthquake and learn from the experiences of the people of Antioch.
Almost Entirely a Slight Disaster / Sanki Her Şey Biraz Felaket | 15:30
Drifting / Boşlukta | 13:00
Watching the city surrendered to dust and concrete from afar, our eyes catch sight of two young men at a construction site. Ferhat, an unappointed teacher from Mardin, and his cousin Emrah, who dreams of university, work as masons in construction sites as the third generation men of the family after their grandfather and father. They are both forced to do this until a better option comes along. While two young people, overwhelmed by difficult working conditions and anxiety about the future, look for ways to get out of this vicious circle, we witness lives in workers’ dormitories, occupations of construction sites by workers who cannot receive their wages, and a great urban destruction.
In The Blind Spot / Kör Noktada | 19:00
A German film team is shooting a documentary in northeastern Turkey. In a remote Kurdish village, they witness an elderly woman performing a recurring ritual to keep the memory of her missing son alive. The Kurdish translator of the German crew is also the nanny of Melek, a 7-year-old Turkish girl. Her father, Zafer, works for a sinister organization and is caught between loyalty to them and fear for his family’s well-being when his daughter appears to be haunted by a mysterious force. The fateful encounter of these people develops a destructive power. IN THE BLIND SPOT unravels a complex net of conspiracy, paranoia and generational trauma.