The Lifespan of a Snowflake

What is the weight of a snowflake? And how long does its life cycle last? Does it melt the moment it touches the ground? Or can it freeze time in its tiny capsule? In Trabzon, a Turkish city on the Black Sea, snow falls heavily like never before in the last days of autumn, and the roads are blocked. In this setting, two people who attend the same school but have never met before have a chance encounter at a bus station, waiting for the same bus that has run late. They fall in love at first sight. But Miase is the daughter of a local Turkish family, while Adar is the son of a Kurdish family from Hakkari, a city close to the Iraq–Turkey border. The two of them skip classes, meet up every day, walk for hours, and they live an a romantic love story for thirty-one days. On the night of New Year’s Eve, Adar disappears. Miase hits the road and heads to Dersim in order to find Adar. A story that renders the search for love as a lyrical thriller, with fluctuating emotions burning beneath the snow, unravels in a stunning landscape of the Turkish periphery.

motion picture 2022,

Book & Direction: Kazim Öz