Thursday Cinema "What is normal, anyway?"
Sary mysyq [Yellow Cat]

Salt Beyoğlu, Online

June 2 – June 5, 2022

Yellow Cat 2 <i>Sary mysyq</i> [Sarı Kedi] (2020) filminden bir kare 
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Still from Sary mysyq [Yellow Cat] (2020)
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Sary mysyq [Yellow Cat] (2020)
Director: Adilkhan Yerzhanov
Cast: Azamat Nigmanov, Kamila Nugmanova, Sanjar Madi
89 minutes
Russian, Kazakh; Turkish subtitles

Kermek, an ex-convict, wants to make a clean break and leave his crime-infested life in the Kazakh steppes. However, local police officer Bozoy wishes to include Kermek in his posse of small-time crooks. Shortly after, Kermek meets with a prostitute named Eva and falls in love with her. Having nothing to their name, but only a gun and a box of stolen money from a local mobster, with the police and the mafia chasing him, he sets off with his beloved Eva to make his dream come true, which is to build a movie theater in the mountains.

Sary mysyq [Yellow Cat] (2020) is a story that blends reality and escapism, where we follow “quirky” characters as they try to break away from the lurking corruption in search of their freedom. Directed by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, one of Kazakhstan’s young filmmakers, the film was first presented in the Orizzonti section of the 77th Venice International Film Festival.

The film will be screened on Thursday, June 2 at 19.00 in Salt Beyoğlu’s Walk-in Cinema, and will be streamed online from Friday, June 3 to Sunday midnight, June 5 via

Thursday Cinema’s What is normal, anyway? is free admission and takes place between June 2 and July 10 in Salt Beyoğlu’s Walk-in Cinema and at All films included in the program will be streamed in their original language with Turkish subtitles, and can only be accessed by online audiences in Turkey.

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.