Screening: Aaahh Belinda! (1986)

Salt Ulus

March 10, 2016 19.30

Still from Aaahh Belinda! (1986) <i>Aaahh Belinda!</i> (1986) filminden bir kare ©Odak Film
Still from Aaahh Belinda! (1986) ©Odak Film
Screening: Aaahh Belinda! (1986)
March 10, 19.30
Contemporary Arts Center, Ankara
Yaşar Kemal Conference Hall

Director: Atıf Yılmaz
94 minutes
Turkish; English subtitles

Amongst director Atıf Yılmaz’s films about women, influenced by the rising feminist movement of the 1980s, Aaahh Belinda! holds a special place in Turkish cinema due to its fantastical storyline. In the film, actress Serap (Müjde Ar) unwillingly takes a role in an advert that lands her trapped in the world of the lower-middle class woman she was portraying.

With its sharp humor, this film brings forward roles of gender while demonstrating the routines of the middle-class, bohemian lifestyle and Istanbul of the period, giving it the quality of a documentary about the 1980s in Turkey.

Organized in parallel to the exhibition How did we get here at SALT Ulus, the program is free.
Reservations are not accepted.