38th Istanbul Film Festival
National Documentary Competition
Director: Rûken Tekeş
Turkey, Italy, 2019, 82’, color
A filmmaker’s 21-day homage to capture the ethereal essence of her unique ancient homeland soon to be submerged by a hydroelectric dam, Aether is instinctively carried and driven by emotions, feelings and observations. It reveals the place’s truths following its own unencumbered chronology. An invitation to a free-minded voyage into nature’s cycle of birth-death-rebirth.