• Publication date: June 1, 2011

Aşk Yolu Aşk Yolu

Deniz (Tuba Büyüküstün of Ihlamurlar Altinda fame) has just received news that her ...

Deniz (Tuba Büyüküstün of Ihlamurlar Altinda fame) has just received news that her aunt, Feraye (Seda Akman) has passed away and is en route to attend the funeral. Since Feraye was her last living blood relative, she will inherit her aunt's beautiful and enormous vineyard, including all of its amenities. While the vineyard is an overwhelming inheritance on its own a much larger, shocking surprise lies ahead. The story begins at the funeral itself, where a friend and neighbor of Deniz's aunt, Nigar Yalçiner (Serap Aksoy) introduces herself. After briefly offering her condolences, Nigar expresses interest in purchasing the estate from its new owner. Her offer is more than reasonable, and Deniz is left to ponder the proposition. Can a dollar value be placed on a family's history and the associated emotions it evokes? Back at her aunt's home Deniz begins browsing through Feraye's belongings and encounters a locked trunk. Inside it, she discovers a diary recounting a romance between her aunt and a mysterious man known only as Cevdet (Teoman Kumbaracıbaşı), who occupied another nearby vinery. Both intended to marry one another, though Cevdet was obligated to marry another woman. Despite his marital status, Cevdet continued an affair with Feraye; his wife was aware of her husband's infidelity, but remained complacent. He and his mistress even constructed a direct pathway between their homes and christened it, 'Aşk Yolu' – or the 'Road of Love.' As Deniz continues reading she connects specific details and eventually deduces that Cevdet's wife is in fact Nigar. Since her aunt's vineyard is the last remaining reminder of the affair, Nigar hopes to purchase it and finally bring closure to the 'Road of Love' itself, both physically and metaphorically. The task is easier said than done, however: Nigar's son, Ömer (Bülent İnal) and Deniz have fallen love. While the couple woos one another Feraye's niece continues turning pages in her aunt's diary, uncovering a second truth that ultimately unnerves each character in the film.