Benim Dunyam - My World (Turkish, with English Subtitles) (PG)
Running time: 108 mins
Director: Ugur Yucel
Starring: Beren Saat, Ugur Yucel, Ayca Bingol, Hazar Erguclu, Turgay Kanturk
Screenwriter: Ugras Gunes, Can Yucel
An inspirational Turkish drama about a devoted teacher who helps a deaf and blind girl to live with her disabilities.
In 1950s Buyukada, a two-year-old girl named Ela contracts an illness that leaves her deaf and blind. She is unable to understand what is going on around her, or to communicate with the world. Ela's protective mother resists subsequent attempts to place her daughter in an institution. Eventually, salvation arrives in the unconventional form of tutor Mahir Hoca (Ugur Yucel). His own older sister suffered from a similar condition and he lost her in tragic circumstances. As a consequence, Mahir devotes himself to helping disabled people. Now he embarks on a lengthy mission to prove to Ela (Beren Saat) that she has both the strength and determination to lead an independent life. Ugur Yucel's Turkish remake of the 2005 Bollywood award-winner 'Black' is a profoundly moving journey from darkness into light.
You should see it because: It's powerful and uplifting, with two terrific central performances.
8th December, 18:00
9th December, 20:30
Odeon Manchester Trafford Center
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