Aydin, a retired actor running a hotel in the remote, lunar countryside of Cappadocia, maintains varying degrees of distance – from his young wife and divorced sister, from the impoverished tenants in the run-down properties he inherited, and even from his own wishes. He is not a physically brutal man, but as an actor who controlled his stage-reality, he forgets that he cannot control the people in his life. With a slight nod to some characters from Chekov’s short stories, Ceylan has crafted a mesmerizing portrait of a man removed from the exciting and rewarding life he once knew in Istanbul. Winner of Palme D’Or at Cannes.
Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Turkey/France/Germany, 2014, 3h 16min, DCP, In Turkish with English Subtitles
Wednesday, September 12 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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