TURKISH ICE CREAM

Mehmet (Atay) and Ali (Kostendil), are making a peaceful living in the year 1915, operating a popular ice cream cart in an Australian outpost. Meanwhile, the Great War rages abroad, and the Allies turn their attention to Turkey. A story initially lightened by comic pratfalls, a budding romance, and a fracas around the fate of a tame camel gives way to a darker theme when a buffoonish British commander (Will Thorp) arrives in the town to hustle colonial recruitment, and incidentally seeks to stoke anti-Turk sentiment to the flash point. Lives and livelihood threatened, the two entrepreneurs attempt a return home to Turkey, but authorities block the way. With nothing to lose, Mehmet and Ali prepare to take a fateful last stand.

DETAILS

 

Year: 2019

Original Title: Turk Isi Dondurma

Director: Can Ulkay

Screenwriter: Gurkan Tanyas

Producer: Mustafa Uslu

Cinematography: Peter Steguer

Director of Photography: Necmettin Akdeniz

Editor: Mustafa Presheva

Music: Fahir Atakoglu

Cast: Ali Atay, Erkan Kolcak Kostendil, Sebzem Bozoklu, Will Thorp, Marleen Mathews, Tristan Alexander

Running Time (minutes): 120

Language: English and Turkish (with Eng subtitles)

  • Turkish Film Festival
  • Turkish Film Festival
  • Turkish Film Festival