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WAITING FOR THE CLOUDS



 
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For her third feature, acclaimed Turkish filmmaker Yesim Ustaoglu (Journey to the Sun) adapts Georgios Andreadis' moving tale about identity and alienation. Waiting for the Clouds is set along Turkey's northeastern Black Sea coast, where beautiful valleys shrouded in mist hide the country's bloody past. After the Turkish War of Independence in the early 1920s, Greeks were forcefully deported. Now some 50 years later, an elderly woman looks back on her life following the death of her sister. Her grief threatens to expose that her family is actually Greek, not Turkish, and compels her to search for a long-lost brother in Greece. With Ruchan Caliskur and Ismail Baysan, and atmospheric cinematography by Jacek Petrycki. In Turkish with English Subtitles.

Yesim Ustaoglu---Turkey---2004---90 mins.