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Chicago premiere! Film Series : New and Newer Tales from Turkey



2017, Semih Kaplanoğlu, Turkey/Germany/France, 129 min.
With Jean-Marc Barr, Ermin Bravo

Show Times

  • Sun, May 12th 5:00pm
  • Tue, May 14th 8:00pm

“The images are rarely less than sublime…a commendably ambitious, visually stunning piece of cinematic art.”
—Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter

Working in a mystical sci-fi vein reminiscent of Andrei Tarkovsky, director Kaplanoğlu (Berlin Golden Bear-winner for HONEY) crafts an eerily dystopian fable with roots in present-day fears over genetically modified seeds, climate change, and the global refugee crisis. In an unspecified near future, enclaves protected by lethal electronic barriers contain selected populations, protecting them from immigrants from the deadlands who come in search of food, water, and safety. While civil unrest prevails in light of diminishing food supplies, Professor Erol Erin (Barr) goes in pursuit of maverick scientist Akman (Bravo), whose controversial theories may hold the key to the apocalyptic devastation wracking the globe. In English. DCP digital. (BS)

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