fbpx New and Newer Tales from Turkey | Gene Siskel Film Center

New and Newer Tales from Turkey

May 4 - June 4

From May 4 through June 4, the Gene Siskel Film Center, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Turkey in Chicago, and the Yunus Emre Enstitusu, the Turkish cultural institute in Washington, D.C., presents five films representing Turkey’s popular cinema. We bookend the series with two engaging new historical dramas, TURKISH ICE CREAM and ÇIÇERO, both U.S. premieres. This sampler of a versatile national cinema also includes: science fiction in a philosophical mode (GRAIN); a prize-winning drama of struggle and redemption in the mountains of northern Turkey (COLD OF KALANDAR); and the most successful box-office hit in Turkish cinema history (MY FATHER AND MY SON).

For their generous assistance in making this series possible, the Gene Siskel Film Center thanks: Umut Acar, Consul General of Turkey, Chicago; and Halid Bulut, Executive Director, Yunus Emre Enstitusu.

Cold of Kalandar

Kalandar Soğuğu

2015, Mustafa Kara, Turkey/Hungary, 132 min.
With Haydar Sisman, Nuray Yesilarez

BUY TICKETS

Showtimes:

  • Sat, May 18th 7:45pm
  • Thu, May 23rd 8:00pm

My Father and My Son

Babam ve Oğlum

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

BUY TICKETS

Showtimes:

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

U.S. premiere!

Çiçero

2019, Serdar Akar, Turkey, 126 min.
With Erdal Besikçioglu, Burcu Bircik

BUY TICKETS

Showtimes:

  • Sat, Jun 1st 8:00pm
  • Tue, Jun 4th 8:00pm

PREVIOUSLY

U.S. premiere!

Turkish Ice Cream

Türk İşi Dondurma

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

Showtimes:

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

Chicago premiere!

Grain

Buğday

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

Showtimes:

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