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Turkish Films Week

25 October 2021 - 29 October 2021



This year on 29th October, we will celebrate the 98th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. Coinciding with the week of our National Day, we will organize a Turkish Films Week between 25 to 29 October 2021 at the Lecture Theatre, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre (7A Kennedy Road, Central).

Within the scope of the “Turkish Films Week”, a series of four Turkish films will be screened.

25 October 2021, 4:00 pm:  Yurmurta (“Egg”)

27 October 2021, 7:00 pm: Süt (“Milk”)

28 October 2021, 4:30 pm: Bal (“Honey”)

29 October 2021, 6:30 pm: 120

Yumurta (Egg), Süt (Milk), and Bal (Honey), namely the Yusuf trilogy, are a series of arthouse films directed by Semih Kaplanoğlu. Over its three instalments, Yumurta, Süt and Bal, the trilogy portraits the middle-age, adolescence and childhood of a central character, whose name is Yusuf, although not revealed by the Director if they are the same person. In Yumurta (2007), Yusuf is reminded of his younger self when he sees a young boy selling milk and collecting eggs from the household’s coop. In Süt (2008), Yusuf works as a milk seller, going from household to household to support his single mother even as he dreams of becoming a poet. Bal (2010) explores the love and respect between Yusuf and his father.

120 (2008) is a war time film directed by Murat Saraçoğlu and Özhan Eren based on the true story of 120 children who died in 1915 carrying ammunition for the Battle of Sarikamish during World War I. The film, which received support from the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, was shot over two years in harsh winter conditions on location in Safranbolu, Van and Istanbul, Turkey.

Admission will be free and tickets will be allocated, subject to the reservation of seats (through e-mail or Whatsapp). Please kindly send an e-mail to rsvp.hongkong@mfa.gov.tr or a Whatsapp message to +852 9617 0722 to reserve your seats at the screenings. A confirmation e-mail / message will be sent separately.

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