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Turkish Ice Cream

Türk İşi Dondurma

2019, Can Ulkay, Turkey,123 min.
With Ali Atay, Erkan Köstendil

Show Times

  • Sat, May 4th 8:00pm
  • Mon, May 6th 8:00pm

In this new film by the director of AYLA: THE DAUGHTER OF WAR, two Afghan immigrants, Mehmet (Atay) and Ali (Köstendil), are making a peaceful living in the year 1915, operating a popular ice cream cart in an Australian outpost. Meanwhile, the Great War rages abroad, and the Allies turn their attention to Turkey. A story initially lightened by comic pratfalls, a budding romance, and a fracas around the fate of a tame camel gives way to a darker theme when a buffoonish British commander (Will Thorpe) arrives in the town to hustle colonial recruitment, and incidentally seeks to stoke anti-Turk sentiment to the flash point. Lives and livelihood threatened, the two entrepreneurs attempt a return home to Turkey, but authorities block the way. With nothing to lose, Mehmet and Ali prepare to take a fateful last stand. In Turkish and English with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

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