« Pandora’s Box » de Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Turquie, 2008

Synopsis :

Lorsque trois frères et sœurs istanbuliotes d’une quarantaine d’années reçoivent un coup de fil leur annonçant la disparition de leur mère du Nord Est de la Turquie où elle vivait, ils partent à sa recherche, mettant momentanément de côté leurs différences pour ce faire. Mais les tensions entre eux refont vite surface, comme une boîte de Pandore qui s’ouvre à eux, mettant au grand jour leurs vieilles rancœurs et les non-dits familiaux. Ils sont forcés de réfléchir sur leurs propres échecs.

Pandora’s Box / La Boite de Pandore / صندوق باندورا

Année / Year 2008
Pays / Country Turquie France Belgique Allemagne
Durée / Lenght 112 min
Production / Producer Ustaoğlu Film Production, Silkroad Production

Les Petites Lumières, The Match Factory, Stromboli Pictures, ZDF/ARTE Production

Réalisation / Director Yeşim Ustaoğlu
Scénario  / Screenplay Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Sema Kaygusuz
Image / Photo Jacques Besse
Son / Sound Philippe Bluard
Montage / Editing Franck Nakache
Interprétation / Casting Tsilla Chelton, Derya Alabora, Övül Avkıran, Onur Ünsal, Osman Sonant, Tayfun Bademsoy, Nazmi Kırık

Two sisters and a brother live in the center of Istanbul today. They are in their thirties and forties, and lead very different lives, self centered on their upper – middle class preoccupations. One day, a phone call brings them together on a voyage through Turkey’s suburbs and villages to the small town in the Black Sea mountains where they were born. Their aged mother, Nusret, has disappeared. As the siblings start reminiscing about her, the tensions between them quickly become apparent; like a ‘Pandora’s Box’ which is spilled open, all the unresolved disputes are scattered around. Old wounds are opened up again. When they find their mother and bring her to Istanbul they soon must learn that she is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The confrontation with Nusret’s sordidness brings them to realize how poor their own lives are. It is only Nesrin’s rebellious son Murat who emphatises with Nusret and who ultimately sneaks her out of the institution where her daughters have committed her, leading his grandmother back to her home in the mountains which she is desparate to return to…

شقيقتان وأخوهما، في الأربعين من عمرهم، يغيشون في أسطنبول، يتلقون مكالمة هاتفية تخبرهم  باختفاء والدتهم التي تعيش في شمال شرق تركيا ، فيذهبون للبحث عنها  واضعين خلافاتهم جانبا للقيام بذلك . لكن سرعان ما طفت التوترات بينهم إلى السطح من جديد. وكأن  صندوق باندورا الخاص بهم قد فتح، لتطل منه أحقادهم الدفينة القديمة  وتحفظاتهم الأسرية غير المعلنة . مما أجبرهم على إعادة التفكير في الإخفاقات التي عرفوها خلال حياتهم