Thursday Cinema
Anayurt Oteli
[Motherland Hotel]

Salt Beyoğlu

September 17, 2015 19.00

Still from Anayurt Oteli [Motherland Hotel] (1986) <i>Anayurt Oteli</i> (1986) filminden bir kare ©Fanatik Film
Still from Anayurt Oteli [Motherland Hotel] (1986) ©Fanatik Film

SALT Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema

Anayurt Oteli [Motherland Hotel] (1986)
Director: Ömer Kavur
89 minutes
Turkish; English subtitles

Adapted from Yusuf Atılgan’s novel of the same title, Anayurt Oteli [Motherland Hotel] is a benchmark both for director Ömer Kavur’s filmography and the Turkish cinema. Responsible for the hotel left behind by his family in an unnamed rural town, the character Zebercet’s (Macit Kopen) encounters with depression are reflected in a language that paved a path once uncommon in Turkish cinema.

A woman who arrives on a delayed train, to stay a single night at the hotel but promises to return later, drives Zebercet to obsession, apparent in his sickly relations with his environment, that lay the foundation for an atmosphere of suspense.

The film contains nudity. Only suitable for people aged 18 or older.

Program is free. Reservations are not accepted.

Supported by Garanti Mortgage