Burning Days


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Film Info
Original Title:Kurak Günler
Festival Programs:World Cinema
Release Year:2022
Runtime:130 min
Print Source:The Match Factory
SWANA Stories
Director:Emin Alper
Producer:Kerem Çatay
Nadir Öperli
Co-Producer:Stienette Bosklopper
Viola Fügen
Anita Juka
Laurent Lavolé
Fatih Sakiz
Maarten Swart
Yorgos Tsourgiannis
Michael Weber
Cinematographer:Christos Karamanis
Screenwriter:Emin Alper
Editor:Eytan Ipeker
Özcan Vardar
Composer:Stefan Will
Principal Cast:Selahattin Pasali
Ekin Koç
Erol Babaoglu
Erdem Senocak
Seli?n Yeninci
Si?nan Demirer


Emre, a young and dedicated prosecutor, is newly appointed to a small town hit by a water crisis and political scandals. After an initial welcome, he experiences an increasing number of tense interactions and is reluctantly dragged into local politics.

Emre is a public prosecutor with a strong conscience. Sent to Yaniklara, a remote town in the driest regions of Turkey, he’s trying his damnedest to avoid developing relationships with the numerous shady public officials trying to win his favor. But when Emre might have been drugged and might have committed a horrendous crime while under the influence, he’s caught between trying to root out corruption and potentially hiding his own culpability in a crime too repellant to ignore. Alper’s crime film is already being hailed as a masterpiece. Featured at last year’s Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival, Emin Alper’s Burning Days has been acclaimed as a worthy successor to Chinatown and High Noon.

Director Biography

Born in 1974 in Turkey, Emin Alper was a cinema-obsessed student at Bogaziçi University. His film debut, Beyond the Hill (2012), won the Caligari Film Prize at the 62nd Berlinale. His other films are Frenzy (2015), A Tale of Three Sisters (2019), and Burning Days (Kurak Günler) (2022).