Directed by Metin Erksan, this Turkish drama features Müşfik Kenter as a poor painter who falls in love with the image of a female singer while at work in one of the large villas on Istanbul’s Princes’ Islands. What happens when she appears in the flesh? Sevmek Zamani is a remarkable example of the Turkish new wave that has rarely been screened or written about outside Turkey. 1:25 min., black-and-white, in Turkish with English subtitles. Introduced by Farbod Honarpisheh, Postdoctoral Associate, Council on Mideast Studies, Yale MacMillan Center.
Co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of Cinema Studies, Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative (OTS-NYU), and Grey Art Gallery.
Offered in conjunction with Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish, and Indian Highlights from NYU's Abby Weed Grey Collection, exhibition on view at the Grey Art Gallery, NYU, 100 Washington Square East, September 10-December 7, 2019. Information: greyartgallery.nyu.edu
Free of charge