LOVE, SPELLS AND ALL THAT

Closing Film (Österreich Premiere)
Ümit Ünal , TR, 2019
96 min., OmeU
Spielfilm
LOVE, SPELLS AND ALL THAT is the story of two women who begin to question their belief in love and the laws of physics. As teenagers, Eren, the daughter of a powerful member of the Turkish parliament, and Reyhan, the daughter of the keeper in the summer house that Eren’s family owns, fall deeply in love. Their ill-fated love affair gets ended abruptly and forcibly by Eren’s parents. 20 years later, they cross paths again and embark on a day-long journey around the stunning island of Büyükada near Istanbul. Together they try to lift an old love spell, which Reyhan had put on Eren, while taking a trip down memory lane. Ümit Ünal’s film is a nostalgic and modern melodrama and a queer response to conventional and heteronormative currents within Turkish cinema.

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en LOVE, SPELLS AND ALL THAT is the story of two women who begin to question their belief in love and the laws of physics. As teenagers, Eren, the daughter of a powerful member of the Turkish parliament, and Reyhan, the daughter of the keeper in the summer house that Eren’s family owns, fall deeply in love. Their ill-fated love affair gets ended abruptly and forcibly by Eren’s parents. 20 years later, they cross paths again and embark on a day-long journey around the stunning island of Büyükada near Istanbul. Together they try to lift an old love spell, which Reyhan had put on Eren, while taking a trip down memory lane. Ümit Ünal’s film is a nostalgic and modern melodrama and a queer response to conventional and heteronormative currents within Turkish cinema.

de LOVE, SPELLS AND ALL THAT ist die Geschichte zweier Frauen, die an ihrem Glauben an die Liebe und den Gesetzen der Physik zu zweifeln beginnen. Als Teenager verliebten sich Eren, die Tochter eines mächtigen Abgeordneten des türkischen Parlaments, und Reyhan, die Tochter des Hausmeisters im Sommerhaus von Erens Familie. Ihre unglückliche Liebesbeziehung wird von Erens Eltern gewaltsam beendet. Doch zwanzig Jahre später treffen die beiden Frauen wieder aufeinander und begeben sich auf eine nostalgische Reise rundum die atemberaubende Insel Büyükada vor Istanbul. Gemeinsam versuchen sie einen alten Liebeszauber aufzuheben, mit dem Reyhan Eren belegt hatte. Ümit Ünals Film ist ein nostalgisches und modernes Melodram und eine queere Antwort auf konventionelle und heteronormative Strömungen im türkischen Kino.

director & writer: Ümit Ünal
producers: M. Tayfur Aydın