Original name: Hayat Var
Country: Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria
Duration: 121 min.
Hayat, her father and bedridden grandfather live in a riverside shack near the dangerously dark but breathtakingly beautiful waters of the Bosphorus. Hayat's father owns a small boat that secures the family's survival through a miscellany of not always lawful ventures. Beyond the motion and romance of the water, Hayat's life is harsh and unrelenting. But Hayat has an instinct for survival. Her capacity for courage, endurance and hope in the face of these trials suggest that there is Life despite the manifold injustices of an unjust world.
sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic, touching, captivating, atmospheric, gloomy
single parent, social misfits, coming of age, innocence lost, parents and children, teenage life, youth, family relations, golden years, elderly, misfit, parent child relationship, society, lake or river, smuggling, oxygen tank, turk, asthma, illness, poverty, boat, river, grandfather granddaughter relationship, gay father, gay parent ...
contemporary, 21st century
turkey, istanbul turkey