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Thursday Cinema
Çekmeköy Underground
[Arabesque Underground]

Salt Beyoğlu

June 25, 2015 19.00

Çekmeköy Underground [Arabesque Underground] (2014) <i>Çekmeköy Underground</i> (2014) filminden bir kare ©Metropol Film
Still from the film Çekmeköy Underground [Arabesque Underground] (2014) ©Metropol Film

SALT Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema

Çekmeköy Underground [Arabesque Underground] (2014)
Director: Aysim Türkmen
96 minutes
Turkish; English subtitles

This film is a depiction of youth within a slum neighborhood in Istanbul, now transforming into luxuries suburbs. While preparing for a talent contest, at the same time they are working on an “arabesque rap” style clip, but Istanbul’s ruthless glimmer pulls a trigger on their dreams.

Underlying the story of the film, director Aysim Türkmen’s research on the city culture was discussed as part of 90, a program responding to questions about contemporary Istanbul, which took place in 2011 at SALT Beyoğlu.

Program is free. Reservations are not accepted.

Supported by Garanti Mortgage