Au-dessus de la mer

The girl in the movie dreams of being above the sea. But in real life she has to study and she lives far away from her dream environment.

  • Yasemin Eycan
  • Yasemin Eycan
  • Yasemin Eycan
  • Tülay Eycan
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 31, 2023
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    0 EUR
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Director Biography - Yasemin Eycan

Hello everyone, my name is Yasemin Eycan. I am 27 years old and a writer. I like to write my ideas and to put them into videos, which I publish on my YouTube Channel Eycan Entertainment. The most coolest thing about this YouTube channel is that it gives me the possibility to make my work public. I had my first big in successes with my two documentaries about Alevism which I shot in alevi village of Erzincan, East Turkey together with myfather. In 2015 and 2016 both of them were shown on the Turkish Television YOL TV. Right now I'm doing my maaster degree in Theater. Film and Media Science in the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. And I'm also working on my a second book which consist of short stories, that I wrote in German. The book will be published with the help of Story One World. That's a community which supports writers who write fantastic stories or short stories based on the biography in German and English. My future goal is to become well-known screenplay writer and director. My plan is to found a filmproduction company that's called "Eycan Entertainment". After I have maybe achieved that, a dream would become true for me, if I could open and Institute, where I can educate young people who come from worker families of the middle class, but have the dreams to become artists.
I am interested in producing experimental documentaries, but I write mostly stories, that are a mix of things that really happened and my imagination. I am the most inspired by landscapes. I think this is the reason, why I really like to travel.

PS. I have already worked as the second assistant after director in the Western short film "Das Vermächtnis von Lingelcreek" which will be send to the Berlinale. To get more knowledge about how it is to work in a film set I have also worked as a background actress and have co-written the script of "Meine dunkle Seite" which will be published on Amazon Prime video.

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Director Statement

In this short film "Au-dessus de la mer- Above the sea" I wanted to convey a very specific feeling of longing. I wasn't necessarily thinking of a longing for home, but for the place one could see oneself individually. In the case of the young girl, it is the sea. She wishes for nothing more than to be above the sea or on a ship, but her reality is quite different. In the world she really lives in, she has to do homework and lives far away from her dream environment. Since I didn't record the whole film with my Panasonic camcorder, there are some parts in it, that don't look very sharp. But I was mainly interested in that feeling, which I could perfectly emphasize with the Kurdish music. At the peer of Kadıköy Istanbul there are young musicians who mostly sing in Kurdish. Since I have also used recordings from Istanbul, and find that the Kurdish music in particular can evoke the feeling of longing very well, I have chosen one song for my film.