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Commitment Hasan

Commitment Hasan

Original Name: Commitment Hasan
English Name: Commitment Hasan
Year: 2021
Run Time: 147 Min
Language: Turkish
Type (Colour/ Black & White): Colour
Country: Turkey
Director: Semih Kaplanoğlu
Producer: Semih Kaplanoğlu, Furkan Yeşilnur
Cast: Umut Karadağ, Filiz Bozok, Gökhan Azlağ, Ayşe Günyüz Demirci, Mahir Günşiray
Screenplay: Semih Kaplanoğlu
Cinematographer: Özgür Eken
Editor: Semih Kaplanoğlu
Sound Designer: Cenker Kökten
Production Designer: Meral Aktan
Production Company: Kaplan Film
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Festivals:

  • Cannes FF 2021
  • Karlovy Vary IFF 2021
  • Chicago IFF 2021
  • Sao Paulo IFF 2021

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2019 Commitment Asli
  • 2010 Bal
  • 2008 Süt
  • 2007 Egg
  • 2004 Angel's Fall
  • 2001 Away from Home

Director’s Biography:

Semih Kaplanoğlu

Born in Izmir, Semih Kaplanoglu studied film at Dokuz Eylül University. He was noticed for his first feature Away from Home (2001). Angel’s Fall won awards in several countries after being premiered at Forum, Berlinale 2005. He went on to direct The Yusuf Trilogy: in 2007, Egg was screened at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes and subsequently garnered over thirty prizes internationally; Milk was selected in competition at the 2008 Venice FF; and in 2010 Honey took the Golden Bear in Berlin. More recently, Kaplanoglu coproduced Aida Begic’s film, Children of Sarajevo, which was awarded a Special Mention at Un Certain Regard in 2012. Commitment Hasan is the second part of a new trilogy called the Commitment Trilogy.

Synopsis:

Making his living from gardening and farming in the land he inherited from his father, Hasan tries to get rid of the electric power pole that is going to be installed in the midst of his land. In the meantime, his impending voyage to Mecca for pilgrimage leads to soul searching into his past.