Thursday Cinema "What is normal, anyway?"
Totul nu va fi bine [Everything Will Not Be Fine]

SALT BEYOĞLU, ONLINE

JUNE 9 – JUNE 12, 2022

Everything Will Not Be Fine 1 <i>Totul nu va fi bine</i> [Hiçbir Şey Güzel Olmayacak] (2020) filminden bir kare
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Still from Totul nu va fi bine [Everything Will Not Be Fine] (2020)
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June 9, 19.00, Salt Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema
June 10-12, saltonline.org


Totul nu va fi bine [Everything Will Not Be Fine] (2020)
Director: Adrian Pîrvu, Helena Maksyom
82 minutes
English, Russian, Romanian, Ukrainian; Turkish subtitles

Adrian, a filmmaker struggling with glaucoma and partial blindness, hopes to find purpose in his life before he turns 30. He was born in the year of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and his mother always believed that his illness was caused by her visit to Ukraine, while she was six months pregnant. Feeling lonely and angry, Adrian decides to leave his life in Romania and travel to Ukraine to document the stories of people affected by what happened in 1986. In Kiev, he meets with Helena, who also suffers the consequences of the disaster and deals with chronic pain. They become friends, fall in love, and decide to make the film together. As they discover the scale of Chernobyl’s impact on an entire generation, their lives take an unforeseen turn. Besides the struggle with their own health issues, Adrian and Helena try to find out what binds them together and what stands in their way, and the search for an answer transcends their personal stories.

The feature-length documentary, Totul nu va fi bine [Everything Will Not Be Fine] (2020) directed by Adrian Pîrvu and Helena Maksyom, won the Best Ukrainian Feature Film and Best Director awards at the 11th Odesa International Film Festival.

Following Salt Beyoğlu’s Walk-in Cinema screening on Thursday, June 9 at 19.00, the film will be streamed online from Friday, June 10 to Sunday midnight, June 12 via saltonline.org.

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 saltonline.org. All films included in the program will be streamed in their original language with Turkish subtitles, and can only be accessed online by 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.

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