Director: Erdoğan Tokatlı
Cast: Selma Güneri, Ediz Hun, Tijen Par, Ayfer Feray, Talat Gözbak, Kenan Pars, Aliye Rona, Senih Orkan, Nurhan Nur, Tuncel Kurtiz
Turkey, 1965, 90’, black & white
Turkish with French subtitles
Adapted to screen by Ayşe Şasa from her own short story, Last Birds is the directorial debut of Erdoğan Tokatlı, who employs a plain and simple narration. According to Agâh Özgüç, Last Birds is “a completely poetic cinema,” and according to Tokatlı, it is “a love story that [he] choose[s] to describe as ‘romantic reality.’” A student at a girls’ school, Ayşe meets Oğuz, an engineer who works in Anatolia. They begin a passionate love affair, but Ayşe’s family is too immersed in their own desires to care for her. They get Ayşe’s older sister Nesrin married, but when she does not meet their demands, they want to get Ayşe married.
In honour of Selma Güneri, a recipient of this year’s Cinema Honorary Awards.
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.
Istanbul’s Seaside Leisure: Nostalgia from Sea Baths to Beaches exhibition brought together photographs, magazines, comics, objects, and books from various private and institutional collections, and told a nostalgic story while also addressing the change and socialization of the norms of how Istanbulites used their free time. Istanbul’s Seaside Leisure was a documentary testament of the radical transformations in the Republic’s lifestyle.
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