Thursday Cinema
Extinção [Extinction]

Salt Beyoğlu

April 4, 2019 19.00

Extincao 2018 1 <i>Extinção</i> [Yok Olma] (2018) filminden bir kare ©O Som e a Fúria
Still from Extinção [Extinction] (2018) ©O Som e a Fúria
Walk-in Cinema

Extinção [Extinction] (2018)
Director: Salomé Lamas
86 minutes
Russian; Turkish and English subtitles

The black and white essay film by the young Portuguese artist and director Salomé Lamas is a hybrid documentary—a parafiction reflecting on the troubled borders of Eastern Europe. The visually compelling film focuses on Transnistria, an unrecognized country with a population of some half million. Split off from Moldova in 1990, this de facto state mostly consists of a narrow strip of land between the Dniester River and Ukraine.

Extinção [Extinction] enters the dark and labyrinthine borderlands of what was once the USSR, revealing a state of political limbo. A young nationalist man, who is loyal to Transnistria and has faith in the support of Russia, crosses borders between one country and another with his Moldovan passport. Navigating through vivid dreamlike echoes of the Soviet past, the film slowly builds a non-linear story of a landscape in which borders between past and present remain unsettled.

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In accordance with Article 7 of Law No. 5224 amended on 18.01.2019,
films that have not been assessed and classified by the General Directorate of Cinema, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Turkey, can only be screened under the classification of 18+ at festivals, special screenings or similar culture and arts events.