Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Come to My Voice
(Were Denge Min)

Year: 2014
Run Time: 101 minutes

Come to My Voice
Come to My Voice
Come to My Voice
Come to My Voice

“Poor Berfe,” a man remarks after hearing just one of the many sorrows the elderly Kurdish grandmother has endured during her lifetime. At present, Berfe and her young granddaughter Jiyan are in pursuit of a gun. But their intentions are to save, not end, a life. Turkish soldiers recently imprisoned Berfe’s adult son Temo upon the mere suspicion he was harboring contraband weapons. In order to rescue Temo, Jiyan and Berfe must surrender at least one gun to the military officials. First, Jiyan desperately collects all the toy guns in the village. And then Berfe offers the soldiers her father’s old shotgun. Yet, both attempts are equally futile. And so the grandmother and granddaughter traverse the expansive and picturesque Turkish countryside—marred by numerous military checkpoints—in a seemingly hopeless search for weapons. In COME TO MY VOICE, filmmaker Huseyin Karabey considers how generations of downtrodden Kurds face adversity amidst increasingly violent surroundings. (In Turkish and Kurdish with subtitles) – E.B.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, March 20, 2015 at 2:45 PM -
Friday, March 20, 2015 at 4:25 PM

Monday, March 23, 2015 at 6:00 PM -
Monday, March 23, 2015 at 7:40 AM

Women of the World

Huseyin Karabey

Born in Istanbul, Huseyin Karabey studied film at Marmara University. In 2008, he garnered international acclaim with the release of his first narrative feature film "My Marlon and Brando." In addition to making films, Karabey teaches in Turkey.

"Silent Death" (2001), "My Marlon and Brando" (2008)-33rd CIFF, COME TO MY VOICE (2014)

Huseyin Karabey, Emre Yeksan

Huseyin Karabey, Abidin Parilti

Anne Misselwitz

Baptiste Gacoin

Principal Cast
Feride Gezer, Melek Ülger, Tuncay Akdemir, Muhsin Tokçu, Ali Tekbas¸, Kadir Ilter, Murat çatalbas¸, S. Emrah Özdemir, Nazmi Sinan Mıhçı

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