This month’s 2nd Sunday Cinema movie is
a Turkish film with English subtitles, by Pelin Esmer
March 9th at 3:00pm Potter Auditorium
Running Time: 100 Minutes / Rating: Not Rated
Writer/Director: Pelin Esmer
“Haunted by a tragic incident, Nihat isolated himself by becoming a fire warden in a remote observation tower far out in the wilderness. Seher lives in a makeshift room at a rural bus station, and she has taken a job as a bus hostess to escape her own traumatic past. Destined to come to a crossroads, they go about their solitary lives until their fates collide. Beginning at first as muted antagonism, their relationship quickly turns into tender domesticity as they settle together at Nihat’s mountain-side watchtower. Yet the weight of the past presses on the silence between them, serving as the ultimate catalyst in their impassioned relationship with each other, and with higher powers that guide their spiritual lives.” (Movie synopsis from Film Movement.)
(A) lovely gem… Original, well-made and dramatically fulfilling”
— Wendy Mitchell, Screendaily
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
WINNER – Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Actress, Best Supporting
Actress, Best Supporting Actor – Adana Golden Boll Film Festival
NOMINATED – Tiger Award – Rotterdam International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Toronto International Film Festival, Goteborg International Film Festival
2nd Sunday Cinema is brought to you by the library, Chatfield Center for the Arts, Wits’ End Theatre and the Chatfield Lions.
This monthly event is free, ages 17+ welcome, and concessions will be available.
Join us for award-winning foreign or independent films on the 2nd Sunday of each month!