Directors’ Showcase / UK premiere

Cycle (Devir)

  • Dervi? Zaim /
  • Turkey /
  • 2012 /
  • 76 mins

Ali Özel, Mustafa Salman, Ramazan Bayar / Turkish

How can past traditions inform the present?

This intriguing mixture of fiction and documentary is built around the traditional sheep-washing competition of Hasanpasa, a village in southwest Anatolia. After failing in the contest, a young shepherd decides to trade in shepherding for a job in the city, but he quickly becomes disillusioned. The film asks a question that is more urgent than ever: how can people learn from the past to live more meaningfully and sustainably in the present?

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