Sun. 2pm movie @ Guy's Mid-City apt.: "MUTLULUK/BLISS­", 2007 - Turkey

  • June 15, 2014 · 2:00 PM
  • GUY's APARTMENT in Mid-City/Faubourg St John

We don't advertize on this site foreign movies that are not French related but we make an exception for Turkish cinema...

Oscar and I invite you to join us this Sunday, June 15th, for the 2pm showing of 2007 Turkish movie "MUTLULUK "("Bliss") Directed by Abdullah Oguz, based on the novel by O. Z. Livaneli, with Ozgu Namal, Talat Bulut, Murat Han. 2 hours. Drama. Not rated 86% liked it on rottentomatoes.com. In Turkish with English subtitles. 

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Synopsis: Three people meet under unlikely circumstances and change each other's lives in this Turkish drama from director Abdullah Oguz. When an unmarried teenage girl is believed by her family to have given up her virginity, she is ordered to be killed out of shame. But before her relative is able to complete the task, the two encounter a college professor in the midst of an existential crisis. With each of their futures held in the balance, the trio embarks on a journey together. ~ Matthew Tobey

Trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N92UFTquOz4

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Please bring light refreshments if you can. No pressure. Or leave a few dollars in the tip jar... Seating is limited, so you MUST rsvp. ( If you RSVP yes and then cannot attend, you MUST change your RSVP.) Doors open at 1:15. Discussion after the movie. If you arrive at 2:15, the movie will have started.

For more info, contact Guy Henoumont anytime at[masked] or at [masked].

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  • Ozgur E.

    I watched the beginning of the movie to find out if there is any sign as to the possibility that the main character is Christian. In fact, she clearly is Muslim, as she performs the Shahada (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahada) when she is about to hang herself. It is a common Muslim practice to recite Shahada if one thinks that he/she is about to die.

    June 15, 2014

    • Bill

      I may just watch it again and see

      June 16, 2014

    • Bill

      I watched just that part on Netflix and although it looks like she is making the sign of the cross upon a second look it may just be some meaningless motion she is making.

      June 16, 2014

  • Bill

    I wanted to tell this story but never got the chance. Some years ago I had the great pleasure and honor of having a sufi sheikh of the Mevlevi Order (Whirling Dervishes) spend the night at my home. I was very nervous about getting everything just right and providing hospitality in accordance with strict Islamic standards--no pork, no alcohol, etc. I was a little worried too because I had a dog in the home, another orthodox taboo. Well the night arrived and to my horror I found out my wife had cooked a bean casserole that had a little pork in it. We fed it to him anyway, what could we do. Then my jaw about hit the floor when she brought out a bottle of wine. Completely unfazed the sheikh had a glass remarking that a little wine was a good thing!

    As the night progressed more taboos fell by the way side and ended up with my dog curled up at the sheikh's side as he peacefully slept.

    June 15, 2014

    • Ozgur E.

      That is truly an impressive story! The way he responded to the situation reminds me of the attitude of the Bektashi dervishes, which I briefly mentioned today. Thanks, Bill.

      1 · June 15, 2014

  • Matthew

    Excellent meetup, as usual !

    June 15, 2014

  • Ozgur E.

    Sorry, I'll miss the movie due to something important that just came up. I'll make it to the discussion though.

    June 15, 2014

  • Matthew

    Well, if Ozgur is going, then I can't miss it. We'll have our own private interpreter !

    1 · June 11, 2014

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