Turkish movie: watch Sevmek Zamani (1965, Metin Erksan) with us

Taalhuis Cinema: Sevmek Zamanı (Metin Erksan, 1965)

Come and discover the hidden gems of Mediterranean Cinema and join us for engaging discussions with other language and culture enthusiasts! Every month, we will showcase a film in one of the languages taught at our school (with English subtitles).

This month it’s Turkey’s turn, so we’ll watch Sevmek Zamanı (1965) by Metin Erksan.

19:00 – Introduction
19:15 – Film
around 21:00 – Aftertalk

*The ticket price includes one free drink. The movie has English subtitles and the introduction and after-talk sessions will be in English or Turkish depending on the preference of the participants.

What to expect
Before the screening, our teachers will provide an introduction to the film (in English), offering insights into its context, noteworthy elements, and characteristics of the work and the director, as your guide to fully savoring the cinematic experience.

After watching the film, we will have small conversation activities to chat more about what we have seen and share discoveries and points of view, and, if possible, use the language you are learning with fellow students, teachers, and native speakers.

About the movie
On a rainy day in one of Istanbul’s Princes’ Islands, a woman finds out about a man’s obsession with her photograph. The movie Sevmek Zamanı is full of beautiful imagery, with reflections on class struggle, occidental versus oriental love, the idealized image of women, and a platonic ideal of love that transcends the mundane, earthly nature of intimacy. This movie is also one of the groundbreaking Turkish movies in presenting cinema as an art form rather than an instrument of entertainment.

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