38th Istanbul Film Festival
National Documentary Competition
Director: Osman Nuri İyem
Turkey, 2019, 40’, color
Turkish with English subtitle
Clouds is a tragi-comical docudrama that takes place in a small Aegean village in Turkey. It depicts the true story of a family comprised of an uncle, an auntie and their niece, from a neutral and humanistic standpoint. The film observes, for four years of their lives, the relationships between the characters and the events that unfold around them, trying to understand the aspects that contribute to, as well as hinder, the development of communal empowerment and local economic sustainability. Focusing on their daily narratives and the ensuing emotional impasses, it presents different modalities of existence each character establishes in order to survive and to persevere.