The Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation, in association with the Turkish Embassy, Culture and Tourism, New Delhi, and the Honorary Consulate General of Turkey, Chennai, organises a Turkish Film Festival from August 25 to August 28 at the Goethe Institut, 4, Rutland Gate, Fifth Street, Nungambakkam.
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August 25, 6.30 p.m. Hayat Var (My Only Sunshine) Hayat, her father and bedridden grandfather live in a shack by the riverside. Her father owns a small boat that secures the family's survival through a mixture of not always lawful ventures. However, Hayat's courage and hope amidst these trials suggest that there is life despite an unjust world.
August 26, 6.15 p.m. Iki Dil Bir Bauul (On the Way to School) The story spans one year in the life of a Turkish teacher, teaching the Turkish language to Kurdish children. He can't speak Kurdish and they can't speak Turkish. The film showcases the communication problem between them, emphasising the loneliness of the teacher in a different culture, and the changes he brings about in the children.
August 26, 7.45 p.m. Benim Ve Rozun Sonbahari (Me and Roz) About people of a small town who face migration as a dam project threatens their survival. A local journalist assumes leadership on the issue. As the townsfolk begin to accept defeat, 13-year-old Roz who came there after her village was destroyed, starts becoming a source of hope for everyone.
August 27, 6.15 p.m. Bornova Bornova (Bornova Bornova) About two youths, Salih and Hakan, who spend their entire time outside a grocery store, hoping to get lucky one day.
August 27, 7.45 p.m. Uzak Ihtimal (Wrong Rosary) The film revolves around three people in Istanbul — Musa, a young and timid muezzin, Clara, an orphan girl who is to become a nun and Yakup, an old second-hand bookseller — and the complex choices they have to make.
August 28, 6.30 p.m. Guz Sancisi (Pains of Autumn) The story is about two lovers who are forced to carry the burden of the Turkish political life. Idealist Behcet falls in love with his Greek neighbour Elena and engages in settling scores with his feelings and political ideas in the setting of the September 1955 incidents.