- 2011, Rasit Çelikezer, Turkey, 106 min.
- With Selen Uçer, Serdar Orcin
Winner of a Special Jury Prize for Artistic Vision at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, CAN, like many key works of recent Turkish cinema, centers on themes of family and masculinity. Young marrieds Ayse and Cemal yearn to have a baby, but, when Cemal discovers he’s sterile, he pressures Ayse into faking a pregnancy while they secretly adopt a baby boy named Can. Writer-director Çelikezer effectively moves back and forth between those events and a second time-frame, set seven years later, when Ayse, scarred by the circumstances of her “maternity” and Cemal’s subsequent desertion, withholds the love that Can so desperately needs. In Turkish with English subtitles. HDCAM video. (MR)
Please note: The trailer below is not subtitled. Both of our screenings will be subtitled in English.