Thursday Cinema
Shìjiè [The World]

Salt Beyoğlu

March 5, 2015 19.00

Still from the film Shìjiè [The World] (2004) <i>Shìjiè</i> [Dünya] (2004) filminden bir kare ©Tamasa Distribution
Still from the film Shìjiè [The World] (2004) ©Tamasa Distribution

SALT Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema

Shìjiè [The World] (2004)
Director: Jia Zhangke
139 minutes
Mandarin and Shanxi dialect; Turkish and English subtitles

Xiatao is living out her dreams at World Park, where visitors can see famous international monuments without ever leaving the Beijing suburbs. The pretty young dancer and her friends perform daily in lavish theme park shows among replicas of the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower, St Mark’s Square, Big Ben and the Pyramids. But, despite the fun and magic, even theme park microcosms are vulnerable to change.

Shìjiè [The World] is set in a theme park of the same name, Beijing World Park was opened in 1993, 17km from Beijing’s city center, and welcomes 1.5 million visitors per year. The park is known famously for its slogan “Get to know the world without getting out of Beijing.”

Program is free. Reservations are not accepted.

Supported by Garanti Mortgage