35mm - colour
Four 40-something friends are haunted by the violent past of a divided
Temel wants desperately to speak about the crimes of vengeance he committed
as a teenager. He would like to confess about the bodies buried in the muddy
patch of a dried-up salt lake, but fear holds him back from even going
there. Halil would rather keep the past buried, so he is indifferent to
Ali participates in Temel's UN projects aimed at defusing tension between Cyprus' Greek and Turkish communities. He allows a life-size plaster replica of himself to travel to the island's southern Greek side to the house he fled from decades ago. Ali would speak out, if only he had not lost his voice to a mysterious illness. Despite numerous failed attempts, Aisha still believes science will help her brother Ali. But Ali knows sometimes more than medicine is required. So he turns to the rumoured healing powers of the salt lake's mud. Working a little magic of her own, gynaecologist Aisha gives her patients the feeling they can bring back those they have lost through in vitro fertilization.
When Ali stumbles on an ancient fertility statue buried in the mud, Halil sees a potential opportunity to make them lots of money. But his get-rich-quick scheme puts everyone in danger...