Thursday Cinema
Xích Lô [Cyclo]

Salt Beyoğlu

April 9, 2015 19.00

Still from the film Xích Lô [Cyclo] (1995) <i>Xích Lô</i> [Bisikletli] (1995) filminden bir kare ©Tamasa Distribution
Still from the film Xích Lô [Cyclo] (1995) ©Tamasa Distribution

SALT Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema

Xích Lô [Cyclo] (1995)
Director: Tran Anh Hung
120 minutes
Vietnamese; Turkish and English subtitles

In the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, a young cyclo (pedicab driver) transports anonymous passengers through the teeming streets, trying to scrape a meager living for his two sisters and elderly grandfather. When a local gang steals his bicycle he descends into the gruesome underbelly of this corrupt and violent city. Seduced by easy money, the Cyclo is swept deeper into the crime ring lead by the quietly charismatic Poet. Unbeknown to the Cyclo, his older sister has also been mesmerized by the brooding Poet and turns to prostitution to please him.

Following the challenges of life on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, Xích Lô [Cyclo] won the 52nd Venice Film Festival “Golden Lion” award in 1995.

Program is free. Reservations are not accepted.

Supported by Garanti Mortgage