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12 - 25 October 2018: Three Monkeys


Three Monkeys

Nuri Bilge Ceylan
2008 | 109 min | Colour | 35mm
Turkish with English subtitles

"The usually unruffled surface of Ceylan’s films is here disturbed by some spectacularly melodramatic plot elements borrowed from the Turkish popular cinema. A conniving politician (co-screenwriter Kesal) pays his salt-of-the-earth driver to take the rap for a hit-and-run accident, then takes advantage of the chauffeur’s absence to conduct an affair with his wife. Brooding on the sidelines is the couple’s unemployed, alienated teenage son.” – MOMA

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