Traditions or Loved Ones?: A Regular Woman (2019)

Some of you may remember the incident or have seen it in the media. Aynur, a young woman shot by her brother in the street. Aynur’s story meets the audience in 2009 with the title “An Ordinary Woman”. The movie is a great work that tells Aynur’s story in a documentary style with real images in some places. Director Sherry Hormann shows the audience her journey of finding herself step by step with a grave death. Devamını Oku…

Hümeyra Bilge Şen – Bring Your Name

Guest: Hümeyra Bilge Şen
Title of The Work: Bring Your Name
Original Title: Adını Sen Getir
Genre: Prose Writing

I sit in front of the doner shop, watching the meat being slaughtered and the people who slaughter me pass by.

About thirty people have passed through the street, thirty different stories. I always do this, I always put other people’s stories in front of my own. I write more painful stories for them, I want to prove to myself that I am not the one who suffers the most. But in vain, does everyone enjoy this life we call a stopover? They do, watching a movie makes you happy, kissing your lover, holding your mother’s hand tightly or laughing with your friends. Devamını Oku…

A Tale of the Unbearable Lightness of Suffering from the “Greek Weird Wave”: Oiktos / Pity / Zavallı (2018)

It is as if a question was asked and then a film was made to answer that question. And what is that question?

How can a man who feels happy only when he is unhappy be happy?

Released in 2018, the film Oiktos is the story of addiction to pain. I will briefly tell you about the film and try to write about what it made me feel and the emergence of oiktos.

In April 2023, I was looking at the new arrivals on Mubi and I saw it; OiktosDevamını Oku…

A Sad Story of Racism Turned Showmanship: Hartlepool Maymunu (2023)

“A nation is a society united by illusions about its ancestors and a common hatred of its neighbours.”

I had recently reviewed Wilfrid Lupano‘s comic book version of the legend of The Hartlepool MonkeyHartlepool Maymunu and I liked it very much. There are those who know the legend, for those who don’t, I will tell you about it together with the theatre. The theatre play Hartlepool Monkey, which I came across right after this comic book, was an extra curiosity for me. I watched Hartlepool Monkey, which Tufan Afşar took the legend as a subject and produced it as an original play, in the front row at Ara Sahne in Beyoğlu. Can watching it in the front row taste different? Yes, because it feels like you are right inside the play.

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