Emin Alper: Tepenin Ardı – Beyond the Hill
The 2017 Großer Kunstpreis Berlin (Berlin Art Prize: Grand Prize) is honouring the work of the Turkish filmmaker Emin Alper. Tepenin Ardı – Beyond the Hill, his debut film, was an award-winner at the 2012 Berlinale Forum. In this story of three generations at a family reunion in a secluded mountainous region, there are rituals of manhood and conflicts between tradition and modernity, yet everything is overshadowed by a mood of relentless paranoia. This parable unfolds in grand images informed by the aesthetics of the western. Artist Talk with Emin Alper and Rüdiger Suchsland.