On Friday, February 8th at 6:00pm the Turkish Movie Club screened the film Eksi Elmalar. The Turkish Moive Club is an excellent opportunity for students to enjoy popcorn and soft drinks while working on their listening comprehension and gaining cultural knowledge of Turkish cinema.
A Film Review (http://gailspilsbury.blogspot.com/2018/03/sour-apples-eksi-elmalar.html)
Summarized the Basic Plot: Sour Apples is a modern-day Shakespearean comedy written and directed by Yilmaz Erdoğan, who also stars in it as Hakkâri’s vain and overbearing mayor. It’s 1977, and the mayor has just lost his election to a third term, but until his dying day he will remain “the mayor,” severe and unsmiling, dressed in tailored clothes, and driven about by his manservant, Yusuf. We know this is a lighthearted comedy from the opening’s fun, farcical music, which also plays between scenes. It’s snowing outside at the mayor’s house, which sits in front of a jagged mountain peak in southeastern Turkey. Inside the dusky parlor, men listen to the election results with their candidate seated before them as if on a throne. They kiss his hand as they leave, expressing regret for his loss. Turkey’s turbulent politics of the 1970s and 80s thread through the background of this heartwarming love story, narrated by the mayor’s youngest daughter Muazzez.