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Turkish Films Days at Phoenix Film Festival (April 16th, 2007)
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Turkish Films Days at Phoenix Film Festival
(April 12th - 19th, 2007)

Bosphorus Art Project is partnering with the Phoenix Film Festival, one of the largest film festivals in North America. We will be screening Angel's Fall (Melegin Dususu) in the World Cinema competition and Hacivat Karagoz (Killing the Shadows) on April 16th, 2007. For more information click here.

Angel’s Fall (Melegin Dususu)

Friday, April 13th at 11:10pm   
Sunday, April 15th at 5:10pm  
Monday, April 16th at 9:10pm

Directed by Semih Kaplanoglu
In Turkish with English subtitles
*Arizona Premiere*
Venue: Harkins Scottsdale/101 Theatre - 7000 E Mayo Blvd - Phoenix,AZ 85054
(101 N, scottsdale rd exit)


Every day, young Zeynep performs her duties as a chambermaid in an expensive city hotel. But she feels oddly disconnected - from her violent, unpredictable father, from the workmate who awkwardly and ineptly tries to date her, and even from her former friends... Until a chance encounter with a recently separated man leads her to sudden, shocking act of rebellion.
http://www.kaplanfilm.com/en/angels_falls.asp

World cinema competition selection (Ange's Fall - Melegin Dususu): http://phoenixfilmfestival.com/2007world.php

Hacivat Karagoz (Killing the Shadows)
(April 16th, 7:10 pm)

Directed by Ezel Akay (2006)

In Turkish with English subtitles

Venue: Harkins Scottsdale/101 Theatre - 7000 E Mayo Blvd - Phoenix,AZ 85054
(101 N, scottsdale rd exit

 

*Arizona Premiere*

This is a story of two legendary men, Karagoz and Hacivat, who lived and died by their sense of humor. Bursa, 1330. A an ancient, crowded Roman city at the border of Byzantium. Changed hands 4 years ago and the small Ottoman tribe is just being transformed as a local state, on the remains of the old Eastern Roman Empire. The story takes place in an unrecorded period time, the last 2 months in the lives of two legendary Turkish stand-up comedians, Karagoz & Hacivat? They lived and died during the first clashes of the decaying Eastern Roman Empire and the first Ottomans of the 14th century Anatolia. Their stories and characters are adapted for traditional shadow theatre of the later Ottoman Empire, in modern Turkey and all over the Middle-East, Greece, and western Asia. Their legend and the truth about their tragic deaths are twisted and distorted, although their stingy humor still lingers on. After the the leader of the growing tribe of Ottomans, Orhan Gazi, notices the talents of two construction workers, famous among their friends with their clever and unending jokes, he rewarded them. But they were executed when he learns that they were keeping their co-workers laughing at their jokes during work hours, and causing a delay in the construction of the mosque to be named after Orhan Bey.

World cinema showcase (Killing the Shadows- Hacivat/Karagoz): http://phoenixfilmfestival.com/2007worldshowcase.php



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