SALT Cinema
The Lady in the Van

Salt Ankara

September 21, 2017 19.00

Theladyinthevan 2015 2 1 <i>The Lady in the Van</i> [Zoraki Komşu] (2015) filminden bir kare ©Filmbank Media
Still from The Lady in the Van (2015) ©Filmbank Media
Çankaya Municipality Contemporary Arts Center, Ankara
Yaşar Kemal Conference Hall

The Lady in the Van (2015)
Director: Nicholas Hytner
104 minutes
English; Turkish subtitles

Events unravel when the elderly Miss Shepherd (Maggie Smith), a woman of uncertain origins, “temporarily” parks her van in renowned playwright and screenwriter Alan Bennett’s London driveway. Based on a true story, the development of a strained relationship tolerated by Bennett becomes a bond that would change both their lives, as Miss Shepherd and her minibus remain in the driveway for 15 years. Filmed on the street and in the very house where Bennett and Miss Shepherd lived for all those years, acclaimed director Nicholas Hytner, together with the writings of Bennett, bring this humorous, poignant, and life-affirming story to screen.

SALT Cinema screenings will take place at Çankaya Municipality Contemporary Arts Center (ÇSM). Program is free. Reservations are not accepted.