What day is it today?

Salt Beyoğlu

November 13, 2014 19.00

Still from the film Arkadaş [Friend] (1974) <i>Arkadaş</i> (1974) filminden bir kare
SALT Araştırma, Jak Şalom Arşivi
Still from the film Arkadaş [Friend] (1974)
SALT Research, Jak Şalom Archive

SALT Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema

Arkadaş [Friend] (1974)
Director: Yılmaz Güney
95 minutes
Turkish; English subtitles

Once a poor student, the now wealthy Cemil (Kerim Afşar) is living a happy life with his beautiful wife Necibe (Azra Balkan) and his reserved and slender sister-in-law Melike (Melike Demirağ). But when his old friend from the past, Âzem (Yılmaz Güney), comes to stay at their home, their way of life is disrupted. Above all, the class differences between these two old friends comes to the fore. Among the issues explored by Güney in this film are the conflict between village and city and the differences between cultural experiences.

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.