Director: Ali Hamroyev
USSR, Uzbekistan, 1985, 92’, color
Cast: Vyacheslav Bogachyov, Zinaida Sharko, Liliya Gritsenko, Gulya Tashbayeva, Davlyat Khamraev
Ali Hamroyev has made but one theatrical feature in the last two decades: 1998’s decidedly offbeat Bo Ba Bu, a controversial cross-cultural sexual parable for which he lured French actress Arielle Dombasle to Uzbekistan. Dombasle (who is married to French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy) plays a blonde European woman who appears out of nowhere in the Central Asian desert. She is taken into captivity by two shepherds, Bo and Bu, who name her Ba and treat her as property and sexual object. The fact that Hamroyev’s drama is both trading in primal archetypes (the eternal triangle, male rivalry and sexual jealousy, women as commodities of exchange) and completely without dialogue (the characters communicate with grunts and gestures) suggests the allegorical nature of the exercise; to less sympathetic critics, the film treads into the territory of soft-core exploitation.
Pera Museum, in collaboration with Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), is one of the main venues for this year’s 15th Istanbul Biennial from 16 September to 12 November 2017. Through the biennial, we will be sharing detailed information about the artists and the artworks.
Pera Museum presents an exhibition of French artist Félix Ziem, one of the most original landscape painters of the 19th century. The exhibition Wanderer on the Sea of Light presents Ziem as an artist who left his mark on 19th century painting and who is mostly known for his paintings of Istanbul and Venice, where the city and the sea are intertwined.
Three people sleeping side by side. On the uncomfortable seats of the stuffy airplane in the air. Three friends. I’m the friend in the window seat. The other two are a couple, Emre and Melisa. I’m alone, they are together. And another difference. I’ve only closed my eyes. They are asleep.
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