1964. Turkey. Metin Erksan. 75 min.
Saturday, November 1, 2008, 6:45 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1964. Turkey. Directed by Metin Erksan. Screenplay by Erksan, Kemal Inci, Ismet Soydan. With Ulvi Dogan, Erol Tas, Hülya Koçyigit. Fatih Akin (director of The Edge of Heaven and Head-On) observes, "Today, when greed is driving humanity to the brink of starvation, this film could hardly be more valid. Dry Summer is one of the most important legacies of Turkish culture." Inspired by Italian Neorealism and Turkish folk culture and music, Erksan offers a contemporary retelling of the Cain and Abel story that is at once sensuous and cruel. Restored by the World Cinema Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by Martin Scorsese and dedicated to the preservation of films from developing countries, at Cineteca di Bologna/L'Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory. In Turkish; English subtitles. 75 min.
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