Spring Is Rebellions
Orginal title: Bahar İsyancıdır
English title: Spring Is Rebellious
Film format: ARRIRAW to 35 mm
Running time: 98 min.
Sound: Dolby Digital
Original Film Language: Turkish
Production: Oyuncular Tiyatro Reklamcılık San. ve Tic. Ltd. Şti. / Turkey
Technical Equipment: MTN
Camera:ARRI D21 (KG UDR Uncompress system for ARRIRAW recorder )
Lighting: Hundez Işık
Post production: Sinepark – Yucel Kurtul
The opinions of Selma Köksal Çekiç, the scriptwriter, director and co-producer of the fiction feature film “SPRİNG FEVER” concerning the project
“Spring Fever” is a projection of the historical destiny of me and the generation I belong to. At the time of the 1980 military coup, I was 12 years old, a secondary school student. I maintain that the fate of Turkey has completely changed with this military coup. The year 1980 is a breaking point in the history of the Turkish Republic. After the coup, the notion of social state was torn down by liberal economies, the way to immense corruption in cultural and ethical areas was opened, and generations that do not think, that do not discuss, that pass the time with daily values were established. Meanwhile, I and my generation have witnessed in pain to this transformation in our adolescence and youth.
I believe that this script, which covers a number of autobiographical quotations from my past and art work, will present interesting testimony for the generations born and are raised following the year 1980.
The theme of the film, which has been cast in three different time periods between 1995 and 2005, narrates the story of a theatre group and its young members. These young people, who have originated from different social classes and cultural sections, have something in common: to stand firm against the madly drifting life and to establish together a resistance point. However, they find themselves right in the middle of a world which is much more Kafkaesque than Kafka himself, on whose stories they are working. The violence and brutalism is a nightmare that is dark as to constrain even the imagery of Kafka. In the world, falling into pieces in the post-modern era, people, their communication, empathies have all shattered into pieces. The sickened world and the sickened humanity will contaminate a country which has intended to develop and gain independence. Turkey has become one of the first guinea pig countries of the new world order, globalization.
Of course, the young people of our film will get their shares. A sharp, brutal, loveless, inconsiderate and penniless youth awaits them as they strive to stay young, naive and pure. Some will give up and enter the crowd, and some choose suicide with free will, deciding that all those experienced are chagrining. It is very difficult for those who remain to face this suicide and go on living, but life goes on.
I plan to establish my film, which I have briefly outlined above, as an episodic narrative. In writing the script, I intend to narrate the story, which covers three different time periods and sections, in a time sequence which is not consecutive, which is driven by metaphors, and in which allegory is at the foreground. Within this framework, the first draft of the fiction work may build up through a scenario designed to progress in different layers, to overlap and to diverge at times. Within this context, I may say that it will be an epic scenario example.
At the shooting stage, I will orient to a risky, experimental and active visuality. Believing that the cinema is a public and street art, I will mostly use exterior shooting. And, Istanbul, being the “exterior” which they see from the window of the space where this theater group perform their rehearsals and being the city in which the characters get lost in, will take its part, strongly, in the “Spring Fever”.
ÇİMEN TURUNÇ BATURALP
Cast Agency Worker
GÜLİZ MUAN AKINCI
Plain Clothes Policeman
CEM MURAT TÜRKAN
BARIŞ YUNUS ÇEKİÇ
Girl With Blue Breasts
Orange Colored Boy
Light in Babylon
Şenay Zerem Arslan