1999. Italy/France/Turkey. Ferzan Ozpetek. 105 min.
Sunday, December 7, 2008, 3:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1999. Italy/France/Turkey. Directed by Ferzan Ozpetek. Screenplay by Ferzan Ozpetek, Gianni Romoli. With Marie Gillain, Alex Descas, Valeria Golino. Safiye, the favorite concubine of the last sultan of the Ottoman Empire, falls in love with a black eunuch and is left behind to fight for the rights of the harem when the deposed sultan escapes to Europe. The complex narrative structure of this sumptuous story within a story mirrors traditional Oriental oral storytelling, and the opulent sets and costumes are shot with exceptional style and beauty. In Turkish, Italian; English subtitles. 105 min.