IU CINEMA: Ana Yurdu (Motherland)
- September 15, 2019
- IU Cinema
- 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
- 1:00 PM to 2:36 PM
- Free, but ticketed
Director Senem Tüzen is scheduled to participate in a post-screening, live-streaming Q&A. Producer Adam Isenberg is scheduled to be present.
Nesrin is an urban, middle-class woman recovering from a divorce. She has quit her office job, abandoned her house in Istanbul, and come to the village house of her deceased grandmother to finish a novel and live out her childhood dream of being a writer. When her conservative and increasingly unhinged mother turns up uninvited, Nesrin’s writing stalls and her fantasies of village life turn bitter as the two are forced to confront the darker corners of each other’s inner worlds. In Turkish with English subtitles. Contains mature content, including sexual violence and strong language.
Not rated | 2015 | 2K DCP
Directed by Senem Tüzen
Free, but ticketed
Between Worlds: Cultural Hybridity in Turkish Film
Running the Screen: Directed by Women is a month-long film screening, public conversation, and masterclass series celebrating and affirming the pioneering contributions of women to the art of filmmaking. IU Cinema has dedicated its entire September 2019 programming line-up to films directed by women in celebration of September as Woman Director Awareness Month.