A scene from the Turkish film Bliss (Mutluluk)
R-MC is proud to bring back the very popular Open Air Film Festival, which features
some of the finest films in recent cinema. All films have English subtitles.
The film screenings are free and open to the public. Bring your own
chair and we’ll provide popcorn and soda.
The films will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Copley Courtyard (adjacent to the Copley
Friday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Bliss - Mutluluk (Turkey, 2007)
Directed by Abdullah Oguz
When Meryem is found unconscious by the side of a lake in the countryside, her family
believes the worst — that her chastity has been lost. They turn to the ancient principle
of "tore," a strict moral code that condemns Meryem to death. The duty of upholding
the family's honor falls upon a distant cousin, Cemal, who has just completed a
brutal tour in the military. Together they embark on a surprising journey across
traditional and modern-day Turkey. Based on the internationally acclaimed novel
by Zülfü Livanelli. 105 minutes. (Rain location: Crenshaw Alumni Gym)
Saturday, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m.
Love in Another Language – Başka Dilde Aşk (Turkey, 2009)
Directed by Ilksen Başarır
Başarır’s award-winning debut film invites us to the world of the deaf through its
plain but exciting depiction of the romance between Onur, a deaf man who works as
a librarian and Zeynep, a call-center employee. The film shows the difficulties
the couple encounters both in their relationship with one another and the outside
world. On a more universal level, how-ever, the film points to the lack of communication
within our contemporary world. 98 minutes. (Rain location: Blackwell Auditorium)
The film series is sponsored by the Committee on Assemblies and Special Events (CASE)
and R-MC’s modern languages departments.
For more information, contact Mine Eren at (804) 752-3610. Click
here to view the film festival brochure.