The Turkish film Distant (Turkey 2002) will be screened on Thursday, November 12th at 7pm in 1651 Humanities as part of the Fall 2009 Middle East Film Series. Directed by acclaimed director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, the film won 17 awards at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.
The film tells the story of Yusuf, a young factory worker who loses his job and travels to Istanbul to stay with his relative Mahmut while looking for a job. Tension mounts as the two increasingly have difficultly relating to each other.
Sponsored by the Middle East Studies Program.