Song of My Mother (Annemin sarkisi) by Erol Mintaş (2014, 100 min.). Ali, a young teacher, lives with his mother Nigar in the Tarlabaşı district of Istanbul. Nigar longs to return to her home village; she packs her belongings each morning, ready to move back. Ali tries different ways of keeping her company: he takes her with him wherever he goes, buys her chicks to look after, and tries to hunt down a song she has been dreaming about. At the same time, Ali discovers that his girlfriend Zeynep is pregnant, but he doesn’t feel ready to become a father.
A discussion with the director follows the screening.