International Lens Film Series: Distant
3/28/2013, 7:30 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Location: Sarratt Cinema (Google map of this location)
Presented by: Turkish Student Association Turkey (2002) Dir: Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
Superlatives are warranted for this Turkish arthouse drama which is filled with a palpable sense of loss and yearning. Written, produced, photographed, edited, and directed by Ceylan, it’s the story of an unemployed young man from the countryside who comes to a wintry, present-day Istanbul in search of work on the ships. He stays with his divorced cousin, a successful yet cynical photographer, who’s soon irritated at having his solitary routine disrupted by the presence of his rural relative. Turkish with English subtitles. Unrated. 110 mins.