SALT Ankara Screenings:
Durak [The Fool]

Salt Ankara

November 8, 2018 19.00

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Still from Durak [The Fool] (2014)
ÇSM, Yaşar Kemal Conference Hall

Durak [The Fool] (2014)
Director: Yuriy Bykov
116 minutes
Russian; Turkish and English subtitles

Set in an unnamed town in Russia, the film follows the protagonist Dima’s unavailing attempt to rescue a crumbling building - and all 820 of its residents. A plumber by trade, when Dima is called to check a pipe burst, he notices a crack tearing up one side of the building. In a housing facility of unique characters, chaos, and limited means, he is at odds with the authorities as well as the unhindered inhabitants of a construction neglected for 30 years.

Taking place over a single night as Dima struggles to persuade against the most evident odds, the film touches on topics of community, morality, reliability, neglect, and reform.

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