Doğan, a pessimistic and neurotic architect, gets ill while camping with his friends near Istanbul. His doctor advises him to travel. Longing for his homeland, Doğan sets off on a short break to the town of his childhood that he has not seen for years, but not even the countryside has escaped the homogenizing web cast by the modern technological age and liberal mentality inimical to the earth. Doğan looks in vain for the days in which time seemed inexhaustible and peculiar to objects, and for the geography which used to be tranquility itself. –Tokyo IFF
Muzaffer Ozdemir, born in Gumuşhane, Turkey, in 1955, graduated from the Department of Geological Engineering, Istanbul Technical University in 1980. After working at irrigation and infrastructure projects, owing to his interest in architecture, he began his current job of restoring historical buildings. He made his first short film with his Super 8 mm camera in 1975. He later shot amateur documentaries on Alpinism and architecture. He appeared in Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s films THE SMALL TOWN (1997), CLOUDS OF MAY (1999) and DISTANT (2002). With his role in DISTANT, Ozdemir won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003. He wrote and directed his feature debut HOME in 2011.