On January 11th at 6:00pm the Turkish Movie Club screened the film Eyvah Eyvah. The Turkish Moive Club is an excellent opportunity for students to enjoy Turkish tea and snacks while working on their listening comprehension and gaining cultural knowledge of Turkish cinema.
Eyyvah Eyvah is a 2010 Turkish comedy film, directed by Hakan Algül, which stars Ata Demirer as a young clarinet player who travels to Istanbul in search of his estranged father. Hüseyin (Ata Demirer) is a young man living with his grand parents in a village in Turkey’s Thracian region. Two things are of great importance in Hüseyin’s life: his clarinet and his fiancee. However, one day Hüseyin is forced to go to İstanbul and leave behind his beloved village. In the big city, Hüseyin will receive the biggest support from his clarinet and later from a bar singer called Firuzan (Demet Akbağ). Firuzan, who storms İstanbul’s night clubs with her songs, already leads a very colorful and highly complicated life, which, with Hüseyin’s inclusion, gets all the more colorful with comedy and action. The film, which went on nationwide general release across Turkey on February 26, 2010, is one of the highest-grossing Turkish films of 2010 and was followed by the sequel Eyyvah Eyvah 2 (2011).