24 International Film Festival

7 - 13 OCT 2019 in Chemnitz

for Children and Young Audience

Archive | 1996-2018

Films presented by SCHLINGEL since 1996

King of the Cotton

Toprağa Uzanan Eller

Toprak is six years old. His parents are seasonal workers who move to the Çukorava plain with their children each summer to earn their living in the cotton fields. He and his 15-year-old sister have to muck in too. Their work is hard; and life in the makeshift camp is difficult. Toprak’s younger sister should not be troubled with all these problems. Zeliha is blind. She was actually supposed to stay with their grandparents – as always –, but this time the parents had to take her with them. Toprak attentively takes care of the little girl and tells her the same story every spare minute: the tale of the King of Cotton, in whose country the family goes to work and create a sea of cotton to save the sick princess. One morning Toprak gets to know a young man near the river. His name is Ahmed and he is the new owner of all the surrounding cotton fields. The two become friends and meet every morning from now on. Without knowing who Ahmed is and how he relates to his family, Toprak talks to him about the meaning of life. He gives advice to the much older man and helps him to organise his life.


Country: TR
Year: 2012
Running Time: 97 minutes
Recommended Age: from 8 years
Festival Year: 2013
Category: Children's Film
Direction: Ömer Can
Screenplay: Ramazan Demirli, Eda Tezcan
Camera: Engin Özkaya
Editor: Ömer Can, Emre Yildirim
Music: Engin Bayrak
Actor: Şerif Sezer, Nail Kırmızıgül, Melih Selçuk, Şefik Onatoğlu, Halil Kumova
Producer/Coproducer: Ömer Can

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