TOPRAK / SOIL
Director: Sevgi Hirschhäuser
Feature film | TR/D | 2020
106 min | Dolby 5.1
54th Hof International Film Festival
TOPRAK is the dramatic story of a simple family in rural Turkey dealing with poverty, family traditions, and religious heritage. Since the death of his parents, the teenage Burak has lived with his uncle Cemil and his grandmother in a remote Turkish village. The small family unit has been trying to make a living by selling fruits. While the religious Cemil is satisfied to live his life in poverty, Burak struggles to leave for the city and attend university. When the grandmother falls ill, both Burak and Cemil have to make tough decisions that will change their lives forever.