My Father's Wings

Ibrahim works at a 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 the future, highlighting his inner strength as he contemplates sacrificing himself for his family.

Turkey
101'
2016

Director
Kıvanç Sezer

Script
Kivanc Sezer

Cinematography
Joerg Gruber

Editing
Kivanc Sezer
Umut Sakallıoğlu

Production
Nar Film
Soner Alper

Cast
Kübra Kip
Menderes Samancılar
Musab Ekici
Tansel Öngel

Music
Joerg Gruber

Awards
Adana Film Festival - Best Music - Best Editing - Best Actor - Best Supporting Actress - Best Supporting Actor - Turkish Film Critics’ Association Award
Antalya Film Festival - Best First Film - Best Music - Best Actor - Best Supporting Actress - Dr. Avni Tolunay Special Jury Award - Audience Award

Festivals
22nd Festival on Wheels
Turkey 2016