Directed by Tayfun Pirselimoğlu (2017, 119 min.). Digital. In Turkish with English subtitles. Black and white.
The residents of a small town set between a stormy sea and an ominous forest are going insane. They are convinced that successive signs appearing in the town are indications of doomsday. A black ship anchored far away, a shrill sound over the town, strange cases of arson, missing people, and the sun suddenly turning black lead the townsfolk to believe that the Antichrist is around. A young, modest guy with a mysterious mark on his back arrives in this bizarre place. Could he be Christ come to save the town? A political allegory describing the absurd situation of today’s world.
Followed by a discussion with director Tayfun Pirselimoğlu; a ceremony honoring actor, author, and director Ercan Kesal with this year’s Boston Turkish Film Festival Excellence in Turkish Cinema Award; and a free reception with a musical performance by world fusion group Esthema.
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