Sunday, 17 February 2013

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 57: Tue Feb 26

To Better Days (Hasan Tolga Pulatm 2012): ICA Cinema 6.30pm
This film is screening as part of the London Turkish Film Festival, which opens on February 21. You can find details of the full season, which runs until March 3, here.

Here is the ICA introduction:
Eighteen year-old Cumali kills his sister in accordance with traditional honour codes, Ali loses his professional boxing license because of his involvement in illegal street fights, Figen works in a sweatshop in an Istanbul slum, ─░zzet works at the immigration office as a senior superintendent, and Anna has come to Turkey with dreams of finding a job and peace of mind but is now a sex worker.  

Hasan Tolga Pulat's powerful Antalya Festival multi-award winner chronicles a single day in Istanbul during which these five characters cross paths and affect each other’s lives in some way.

Here is the trailer.

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