My Father’s Wings – Babamın Kanatları | Showtime: June 10, 2017; 5:00pm
Babamın Kanatları / DIR: Kıvanç Sezer / Turkey / 2016 / 1:41 min / Language: Turkish with English subtitles
Set against the backdrop of construction activity promising to fill in the empty spaces of the urban landscape with entirely new neighborhoods, a story unfolds of an aging construction worker who, unlike his peers, has to drop all plans for the future after being diagnosed with a malignant tumor. This debut film contemplates the dignity of the individual within the context of modern Turkish society.
Ibrahim works construction on a luxury high-rise apartment building; the pay is irregular but the income supports his family, who live with relatives outside town. The unexpected diagnosis of lung cancer, however, throws his life off balance, depriving him of any guarantees for even the immediate future. When a rumor gets around that the construction company paid handsome compensation to the family of an employee who lost his life in a tragic work accident, Ibrahim begins to entertain an audacious idea. This exceptionally mature directorial debut outlines the dangers of a system that forces workers to sacrifice their lives to the interests of economic development. In a world full of dreams and desires, where the future can be a lucrative commodity, My Father’s Wings demonstrates the dignity of a man who has run out of hope for thefuture, highlighting his inner strength as he contemplates sacrificing himself for his family.
CAST & CREW
Directed by Kıvanç Sezer
Featuring : Menderes Samancılar, Musab Ekici, Kübra Kip