What day is it today?
Withnail & I

Salt Beyoğlu

September 18, 2014 19.00

Still from the film Withnail & I (1987) ©Handmade Films <i>Withnail & I</i> (1987) filminden bir kare ©Handmade Films
Still from the film Withnail & I (1987) ©Handmade Films

SALT Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema

Withnail & I (1987)
Director: Bruce Robinson
107 minutes
English; Turkish subtitles

London. The 1960s. Two unemployed actors – acerbic, elegantly wasted Withnail (Richard E. Grant) and the anxiety-ridden “I” (Paul McGann) – drown their frustrations in booze, pills, and lighter fluid. When Withnail’s Uncle Monty (Richard Griffiths) offers his cottage, they escape the squalor of their flat for a week in the country. They soon realize they’ve gone on holiday by mistake when their wits – and friendship – are sorely tested by violent downpours, less than hospitable locals, and empty cupboards.

The film program What day is it today? is a parallel event of the exhibition SUMMER HOMES: Claiming the Coast which is on view at SALT Beyoğlu until November 16.