Two young men from different regions, Mehmet from the West and Berzan from the East, are bonded together in their struggle to survive as lower-class citizens. One day, Mehmet is mistakenly arrested for carrying a gun, triggering a violent spiral of events that will forever change their lives.
Balancing the personal with the political, Yeşim Ustaoğlu tells the heartbreaking story of a friendship that flourished in the slums of Istanbul. A precisely observed study of everyday systemic racism in Turkey, Journey to the Sun is a powerful affirmation of the empathetic potential of cinema.
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Walter Salles, 2004, Argentina