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Film Movement’s Before Your Eyes this Thursday, July 26 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Murphy Library

Posted on: July 25, 2012


The Murphy Library is showing Before Your Eyes, a film from Turkey made in 2011 and directed by Miraz Bezar.  Screenings are at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.  It is in Turkish and Kurdish with English subtitles. May not be suitable for children.


The film won awards for Best Director, Actress and Music at the Istanbul Int’l Film Festival


Reviewer, Jay Weissberg in Variety writes: “The film has moments, especially toward the end, that so transcend the material as to make the journey doubly worthwhile.


Synopsis from Film Movement’s web site:

Ten year old Gulistan and her brother Firat live in the heart of Turkish Kurdistan. Tragedy strikes when their parents are shot down by paramilitary gunmen before their very eyes. Traumatized and orphaned, Gulistan and Firat try to care for their infant sister, but their money soon runs out and they’re forced onto the street.


It is there that Gulistan meets the part-time escort Dilara. Accompanying her on a hotel call one day, Gulistan is shocked to discover Dilara’s client is the murderer of her parents, and quickly devises a plan for revenge.

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