Come Rain or Shine

Director: Zeynep Güzel
Turkey, Armenia, 2019 / 61’, color, b&w  
Armenian, Turkish, English with Turkish, English subtitle

The filmmaker creates the narrative of the questioning journeys made to Armenia from Turkey, reexamining the heritage of trauma, loss and belonging in the unique beauty of contemporary Armenia’s deindustrialized cities. Despite language and national divides, she connects with Ashot and Karine who steadfastly bare their struggles, becoming her chosen family as she searches for the past and finds revealing attachments to the foreign yet familiar country. In her poem-like letters, she surmises the meaning of the past, foothold in an uncertain present and a firm, even hopeful resolve for the future.

Come Rain or Shine

Come Rain or Shine

Do You Think God Loves Immigrant Kids, Mom?

Do You Think God Loves Immigrant Kids, Mom?

Kâzım

Kâzım

Dog Movie

Dog Movie

Guardian of Angels

Guardian of Angels

Clouds

Clouds

Gulyabani

Gulyabani

Heroes

Heroes

Heads and Tails

Heads and Tails

Aether

Aether

Time to Leave

Time to Leave

Trailer

Come Rain or Shine

Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel

Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel

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Il Cavallo di Leonardo

Il Cavallo di Leonardo

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Turquerie

Turquerie

Having penetrated the Balkans in the fourteenth century, conquered Constantinople in the fifteenth, and reached the gates of Vienna in the sixteenth, the Ottoman Empire long struck fear into European hearts.