Turkish Movie Night: Zephyr

Watching and discussing the film together with the director Belma Bas. Everyone interested in cinema is welcome.
Event Date: 2012-09-16

This event is already over. Check out the pictures here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.391385354266282.90930.281744648563687&type=3 


We are opening our Turkish Movie nights with the film “Zephyr” (2010) by Belma Bas. The film had its premiere at the 35th Toronto International Film Festival and tells the story of a young girl’s longing for her mother while staying with her grandparents for summer holidays in the beautiful mountains of the Black Sea region.

We will screen the film on Sunday the 16th of September at 8pm at the KATADROM office. The director Belma Bas will attend the screening and we will be able to discuss the film with her afterwards.

Everyone interested in (Turkish) cinema is very welcome to join the screening. It will be shown in Turkish with English subtitles. The event is free of charge.


Summary of the film:

Zephyr, a strong-willed adolescent girl, spends her summer vacation with her grandparents in the mountains, waiting for her mother to come and take her back home. Her mother finally shows up, but only to say farewell before going far away places for a voluntary position. But Zephyr is determined that she will not let her mother ever leave her again.


The Director:

Belma Bas was born in 1969, in Ordu (Turkey). She earned her BA in English Literature from Istanbul University in 1992. A literary translator since 1990, she also worked full-time for Turkish film institutions as festival and international relations manager from 1991 to 1998. Her debut short film Poyrazpremiered in the official competition at the 59th Cannes Film Festival. Zephyr is her first feature length film.

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