Memories of the Wind
Memories of the Wind

Memories of the Wind

Director Özcan Alper

Production year 2015

Length 124min.

Country Turkey/Germany/France/Georgia


Memories of the Wind tells the story of Aram, a translator and painter who escapes from Istanbul for political reasons to save his life during the II. World War. That escape becomes a search for the traces of the lost times of the childhood for Aram who is stuck in a forest village at the Soviet-Georgia border by the Black Sea. Love, time, death, exile, homeland, borders, freedom, and confrontation themes appear in Memories of the Wind as doors opening to the dark hallways of no return of memory in the political and cultural atmosphere of the period. Remembering changes everything. With the blowing of the wind...


Özcan Alper
Özcan Alper



Soner Alper


Özcan Alper, Ahmet Büke

Director of Photography

Andreas Sinanos

Production designer

Gamze Kuş

Music by

François Courturier


Larz Ginzer


Baptiste Gacoin, Özcan Alper


Onur Saylak, Sofya Khandamirova, Mustafa Uğurlu, Ebru Özkan, Murat Daltaban, Menderes Samancılar

Özcan Alper

Turkish director and screenwriter of Armenian origin Özcan Alper was born in Artvin. He studied Physics and History of Science at Istanbul University. During ten years he worked as an assistant in different areas of cinema. He made his first feature film Autumn, which was shown in more than 60 international film festivals and won 34 prices. He was nominated for European Discovery by Europe Film Academy for this film. His second feature film Future Lasts Forever premiered at the Toronto IFF. After Toronto, the film had its European Premiere at Rotterdam IFF and it has screened over 40 festivals all around the world and won 15 prices. Alper’s last film Memories of the Wind won several development awards such that Cinefoundation L’Atalier program in Cannes, Hubert Bals Script and Project Development Fund, Asian Project Market at Busan, Cinemed Script Awards at Monpellier through its development process and the film’s festival release is still going on. Özcan Alper puts the important political issues of recent history of Turkey on the background of his films. He has given a new impulse to developing Turkish cinema with his films. He is planning to shoot a new film Sunset, which will be the first film of a trilogy.


Momi (2001), Voyage in the Time with a Scientist (2004), Rhapsody and Melancholy in Tokai City (2005), Autumn (2008), Tales from Kars (segment “Moto Guzzi” 2010), Future Lasts Forever (2011), Memories of the Wind (2015).

FILMS 2016