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Film Series : New and Newer Tales from Turkey

My Father and My Son

Babam ve Oğlum

2005, Çagan Irmak, Turkey, 108 min.
With Çetin Tekindor, Fikret Kuskan

Show Times

  • Sat, May 25th 7:45pm
  • Tue, May 28th 8:00pm

“I have never seen a better ensemble of actors perform together…their chemistry gives life to every scene.”
—Arun Krishnan, Asian Movie Pulse

A military coup in progress indirectly causes the death of a young mother in childbirth, leaving her grief-stricken husband, journalist Sadik (Kuskan), alone with his newborn son. The eternal strife between fathers and sons is the theme of this highest-grossing film in Turkish history, named among the top thirty Turkish films of all time. Years pass, and Sadik moves back to his family’s farm with his ten-year-old boy Deniz. There he confronts his own father Huseyin (Tekindor), with whom he has never made peace following the 1980 coup. Director Irmak movingly portrays the interplay of male egos across the generations, as father, son, brother, and grandson renegotiate the work of being a family. In Turkish with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

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