Foreign Film Series ~ Watchtower
The library's free foreign film series continues with an award-winning film directed by Pelen Esmer, screening at the Chief Theater.
Haunted by a tragic incident, Nihat isolated himself by becoming a fire warden in a remote observation tower far out in the wilderness. Seher lives in a makeshift room at a rural bus station, and she has taken a job as a bus hostess to escape her own traumatic past. Destined to come to a crossroads, they go about their solitary lives until their fates collide. Beginning at first as muted antagonism, their relationship quickly turns into tender domesticity as they settle together at Nihat's mountain-side watchtower. Yet the weight of the past presses on the silence between them, serving as the ultimate catalyst in their impassioned relationship with each other, and with higher powers that guide their spiritual lives.
WINNER! Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor at Adana Golden Boll Film Festival
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In Turkish with English subtitles.
Run time: 100 min.
The free screening includes an award-wining short & a cash bar.