Hayati ist Literaturlehrer in einer Kleinstadt und One-Hit-Wonder-Autor, der hilflos versucht, an seiner Vergangenheit festzuhalten: Seiner zerbrechenden Ehe, seiner kranken alten Mutter, einem verrottenden Walnussbaum und der Erinnerung an seinen Vater. Statt sein Leben in die Hand zu nehmen, nimmt er seine Schicksalsschläge hin und ist nur daran interessiert, in der Vergangenheit zu graben, bis seine Entdeckung ihn zwingt, sich seiner eigenen Schwäche zu stellen und die Frage zu beantworten: Ist untätig zuzusehen, wie Böses getan wird, genauso eine Sünde, wie Böses zu tun?
Faysal Soysal was born in Batman in 1979. He left medical school to focus on poetry and cinema in 2000. Between 2003 and 2007, he finished MA on “Film Directing” in Tehran Art University-Iran and at the same time “New Turkish Literature” at Van Yuzuncuyil University-Turkey. He did 4 short films in Iran, which were awarded at international film festivals. With ‘Dreams of Lost Time’(35mm), he’s become closer to find his own cinematographic language. In 2008, with a scholarship, he attended to the New York Film Academy and directed 4 short films. He has been selected for Talent Campus of Sarajevo Film Festival at 2009. He did his first feature film ‘Crossroads’ in 2013, (Filmed in Turkey and Bosnia) and it got 13 awards from film festivals. He did documentary series for Al Jazire and TRT TV. He used to be voluntary of Doctors Worldwide and produced Africa documentaries about their aid. They have been screened on TRT Documentary Channel in the name Worldwide Stories as 11 episodes. He published books on poetry and cinema. He is the director of International Amity Short Film Festival since two years. He finished his second feature film Silenced Tree as a first co-production of Turkish-Iranian at 2020. FILMOGRAPHY Feature Film Silenced Tree, 2020 Crossroads, 2013 Building of Hope, 2016 Tv-film, Generel Director Documentary Firstly, Songs has been Changed in Istanbul, 2014 Missing Times in Srebrenica-Prijedor, 2015 Worldwide Stories 11 episode, 2014-2015 Mother of Srebrenica 5 episode, 2015 Journey to East-Iranian Kurdish Cultural Life, 26 episode Short Film Forbidden Dream, 2005 Ithaki, 2005 The Day I Became My Mother, 2006 Dreams of Lost Time, 2007 Mizan-sen, 2008 What Time It Is ?, 2008 Music Video İstanbul 2008 İthaca 2008 AWARDS ‘Crossroads’ Best Screenplay at 32.Tehran International Fajr Film Festival, 2014 Best Turkish film of 2013 by Eskader Art Critics Best New Talented Director 25.Ankara Film Festival, 2014 Special Juri Prize, 10.Kazan International Film Festival, 2014 Best Actor, 6.Prifest Kosova International Film Festival, 2014 Best Art Directing, Best DOP, Best Actor, Best Actress, 4th Van Lake Film Festival (Turkey) Best Film from 9th El Ojo Kojo Film Festival (Spain) Best Script Xi An Silk Road Film Festival (China) Best Film Overlook Film Festival (Italy) “The Dreams of Lost Time” Best Short Film – Boston Turkish Film Festival, 2008 Best Cinematography and Best film – Marmara University Film Festival, 2007 Honorary Award – Tehran International Short Film Festival, 2007 Best Short Film – Istanbul International Film Festival, 2007 “The Day I Became My Mother” Special Media Prize – Baku Audio Visual Film Festival, Azerbaijan, 2006 “Forbidden Dream” Second Short Prize – Kristal Klaket Film Festival, 2007 Best Script and Best Cinematography – Kisa Cek Short Film Festival, 2006 Best Film – Human Rights Short Film Festival in Istanbul, 2005 Best Film from Qazvin (Iran) Short Film Festival, 2005 His Books: Düşe Yağmalanan Hayal Kuyusu, poetry, 2003 Bir Ölünün Defteri, poetry, 2011 Akdenizdeki Çöl, Sohrab Sepeheri & F.G. Lorca, translated poems, 2011 The re-found Hope, A. Tarkovsky’s Cinema, Babak Ahmadi, Translation, 2011