Turkish Movie Nights: Best Film & Best Supporting Actress ~ 2008 Adana Golden Boll Film Festival
After 10 years in prison for anti-government activities, Yusuf returns to his village near the Black Sea. His mother is not well, his father died while he was in prison, and his sister and most of his friends have moved away. His old buddy Mikail is about the only person he can spend time with. As autumn slowly gives way to winter, Yusuf and Mikail go to a tavern where Yusuf meets Eka, a beautiful Georgian prostitute. To Yusuf, Eka represents a final chance to elude his loneliness. To Eka, Yusuf is a strange and solitary soul, like a character from a Russian novel. Despite their attraction, timing and circumstances conspire against these two people from dramatically different worlds.
With the 1990s as a backdrop, Sonbahar goes beyond its theme of impossible love to examine a slice of recent Turkish history, quietly exposing the ironies and realities of the period.
– Synopsis from Filmfabrik/Kuzey Film
"Sonbahar" is part of a four-film series of Turkish Film Nights presented by the Turkish Canadian Cultural Association in association with the Embassy Of The Republic Of Turkey.
The four films are: Bal (Honey) -- April 7 at 7:00 pm Sonbahar (Autumn) -- April 14 at 7:00 pm Mommo (The Bogeyman) -- April 21 at 7:00 pm Uzak Ihtimal (Wrong Rosary) -- April 28 at 7:00 pm