I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You

  • February 16, 2020 / 15:00
  • February 26, 2020 / 19:00

Director: Marcelo Gomes & Karim Aïnouz
Cast: Irandhir Santos 
Brazil, 2009, 71', HDD, color
Portuguese with Turkish subtitles

José Renato, a 35-year-old geologist, is sent on a fieldtrip to the scrublands of the Sertão, a semi-arid isolated region in the Northeast of Brazil. The goal of his survey is to assess possible routes for a water canal from the region's only voluminous river. As the field trip progresses, we sense that José Renato has something in common with the places he visits: emptiness, a sense of abandonment and isolation. But he presses ahead, continuing the trip in hope that the crossing can somehow transmute his feelings.

Badlands

Badlands

Tickets

Tickets

 I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You

I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You

Big Easy Express

Big Easy Express

American Honey

American Honey

Symbols

Symbols

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The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

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Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel

Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel

In 1998 Ben Jakober and Yannick Vu collaborated on an obvious remake of Marcel Duchamp’s Roue de Bicyclette, his first “readymade” object. Duchamp combined a bicycle wheel, a fork and a stool to create a machine which served no purpose, subverting accepted norms of art.