A son strives to honor his terminally ill father’s last wish to be buried under a tree he planted as a child, but clashes with villagers who claim the tree is in fact a holy relic planted by Noah after the Great Flood.
Cenk Ertürk, Writer & Director
I've seen a tree in the nature. It fell on its own before my eyes. It shocked me. For a moment, I was murmuring 'why was it that easy for that tree to fall? It should have been more difficult.' But I didn't know how long the tree had been fighting. Then I started writing Noah Land.
Frédéric Boyer, Artistic Director Tribeca Film Festival
"A thoughtful and deeply felt debut from Cenk Ertürk, Noah Land probes ethical questions about the price of victory while weighing a human tendency to react in extremes. As Ömer and Ibrahim begin to open up to each other, it also becomes a story about good faith - both in terms of trusting another's intentions and trusting one's own."
Tribeca Film Festival 2019 - Best Screenplay, Best Actor
Adana Film Festival 2019 - Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography
Turkish Film Critics Association (SIYAD) Awards 2020 - Best First Film, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Editing
Vancouver IFF '19, Bosphorus FF '19, Haifa IFF '19, Hamburg FF '19, Melbourne IFF '19, Sao Paulo IFF '19, Nuremberg FF '21 & more
Ali Atay, Haluk Bilginer, Arın Kuşaksızoğlu, Mehmet Özgür, Hande Doğandemir
Writer & Director: Cenk Erturk, Casting: Harika Uygur, Music: Leon Gurvitch, Editor: Yorgos Mavropsaridis, Director of Photography: Federico Cesca
Producers: Alp Ertürk, Sevki Tuna Ertürk, Cenk Ertürk, Co-producers: Linus Günther, Titus Kreyenberg, Nikos Moutselos
US Film in coproduction with klinkerfilm and 2 35.
supported by MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein