melbourne turkish film festival 2009

three monkeys (Üç maymun)
Three Monkeys (Üç maymun)
From restored classics to the latest award-winning films and box office hits, this inaugural festival showcases the best of Turkish cinema.

Sunday 19 April - Friday 24 April 2009
Full $10 Concession $8
3 Film Pass: $20
Opening and Closing Night films are invitation only.
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autumn (sonbahar)

Set in the '90s, Özcan Alper's debut film about a man returning home after 10 years in jail at once documents and criticises recent Turkish history.

egg (yumurta)

Poet Yusuf returns to his childhood hometown upon his mother's death, and embarks on a journey with the girl who has been his mother's companion.

the girl with the red scarf (selvi boylum, al yazmalim)

Inspired by Cengiz Aytmatov's acclaimed novel, this classic film centres on a marriage threatened by jealousy, alcohol and an extra-marital affair.

three monkeys (üç maymun)

Nuri Bilge Ceylan's award-winning 2008 drama follows a family that becomes dislocated when small failings blow up into extravagant lies.

dry summer (susuz yaz)

Metin Erksan's 1964 tale of a struggle over water is one of the most stunning examples of the clash between good and evil in the Turkish cinema.

dilber's eight days (dilberi'in sekiz günü)

Dilber dreams of marrying her childhood love Ali, but he has been promised to another, and her solution throws her whole family into turmoil.

pandora's box (pandora'nin kutusu)

Siblings who lead very different lives in Istanbul find themselves back in the small town where they were born, when their aged mother disappears.

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