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Turkish Film Week: On Borders and People

An initiative of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

This program, showcasing some of the best of Turkish cinema, presents a unique insight into Turkey, past and present, and aims to showcase, through the prism of cinema, the challenges Turkey faces today. The films will be accompanied by short lectures (in Heb.).

A Journey to Identity: A Search in the Shadows of Past Trauma

Speaker (in Heb.): Duygu Atlas. With a performance of Turkish traditional and contemporary music

Zer

Dir.: Kazim Öz
| 110 minutes

A young New Yorker embarks on a journey to his homeland – Turkey. Here he returns to the regions of Kurdistan, to the geographical and human landscapes from which his heritage was made, to the sounds and stories. 

Thursday 18.01.18 18.01.18
18:30
18:30
Cinematheque 1
Cinematheque 1
2018-01-18 18:30:00 2018-01-18 20:15:00 Asia/Jerusalem Turkey on the Psychologist’s Couch: Oppression and Depression from a Gender Perspective <p><span>Speaker (in Heb.): Dr. Anat Lapidot-Firilla</span></p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque

Turkey on the Psychologist’s Couch: Oppression and Depression from a Gender Perspective

Speaker (in Heb.): Dr. Anat Lapidot-Firilla

Clair Obscur

Dir.: Yeşim Ustaoğlu
| 105 minutes

A psychologist finds she has a special connection with one of her patients; a young woman in a catatonic state. Yeşim Ustaoğlu presents a sobering look at the state of women in Turkey today. 

Sunday 21.01.18 21.01.18
18:00
18:00
Cinematheque 3
Cinematheque 3
2018-01-21 18:00:00 2018-01-21 20:00:00 Asia/Jerusalem The Triangular: Connection Police, Crime, and Terrorism in Turkey in the 1990s <p><span>Speaker (in Heb.): Dr. Omri Paz</span></p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque

The Triangular: Connection Police, Crime, and Terrorism in Turkey in the 1990s

Speaker (in Heb.): Dr. Omri Paz

Frenzy

Dir.: Emin Alper
| 119 minutes

After 20 years in jail, Kadir is released from prison on the condition that he becomes an informant. Kadir tries to embrace his new found freedom, but when terrorism hits his hometown things get out of hand. Frenzy is a brilliant psychological thriller 

Monday 22.01.18 22.01.18
18:00
18:00
Cinematheque 3
Cinematheque 3
2018-01-22 18:00:00 2018-01-22 20:20:00 Asia/Jerusalem All We Have Forgotten: On the Lives of Villagers Facing the Elements in Turkey <p><span>Speaker (in Heb.): Idan Barir</span></p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque

All We Have Forgotten: On the Lives of Villagers Facing the Elements in Turkey

Speaker (in Heb.): Idan Barir

Cold of Kalandar

Dir.: Mustafa Kara
| 139 minutes

Mehmet and his family live in the mountains of north Turkey. The villagers make a living working the mines, but Mehmet has other ideas. Until he strikes gold, his family lives a life of destitute. A modest family drama that plays on the heartstrings. 

Wednesday 24.01.18 24.01.18
19:00
19:00
Cinematheque 1
Cinematheque 1
2018-01-24 19:00:00 2018-01-24 20:20:00 Asia/Jerusalem Between People and Cats: How Pets have Become Dominant in Istanbul <p><span>Speaker (in Heb.): Ido Ben-Ami</span></p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque

Between People and Cats: How Pets have Become Dominant in Istanbul

Speaker (in Heb.): Ido Ben-Ami

Kedi

Dir.: Ceyda Torun
| 79 minutes

A surprising, original, insightful, and entertaining portrait of Istanbul – its streets, people, and everyday life – presented from the perspective of the metropolis’ street cats. Kedi successfully captures the deep connection between the city and its inhabitants – human and feline.

Thursday 25.01.18 25.01.18
20:30
20:30
Cinematheque 1
Cinematheque 1
2018-01-25 20:30:00 2018-01-25 22:15:00 Asia/Jerusalem The Freedom to Die and the Difficulty to Live: From the Individual to the State and Back <p>Speaker (in Heb.): Tsameret Levy-Daphny</p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque

The Freedom to Die and the Difficulty to Live: From the Individual to the State and Back

Speaker (in Heb.): Tsameret Levy-Daphny

Something Useful

Dir.: Pelin Esmer
| 107 minutes

Two women meet on a train; one is heading to a school reunion, the other to perform a disturbing mission. The journey presents the two with vistas, conversations, and encounters that will give their lives moments of sentiment and meaning.