- The Istanbul Modern Cinema is continuing its Rendezvous with Directors series of meetings with prominent and critically acclaimed Turkish directors, welcoming Zeki Demirkubuz as its third guest.
As part of the program, 10 films from Demirkubuz's filmography will meet viewers, accompanied by presentations from film critics and with participation from casts. The 135-minute long cut of Kader (Destiny), a feature Demirkubuz made in 2006, will be screened for the first time in Turkey.
With his first directing seeds sown in 1994 with “C Blok” and the first two parts of his trilogy “Mental Minefields: The Dark Tales,” “Fate and Confession,” shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002 in the “Uncompetitive Section,” Demirkubuz has come to represent the “dark side” of Turkish cinema. His latest film, “Nausea,” exemplified his dark combination of tradition and innovation.
Demirkubuz typically narrates personal stories and creates distinctive frames that stray from traditional cinematic forms with his intertwining narrative style, elements connoting Camus and Dostoyevsky, third-page news, and themes of passion, obsession and pain from within everyday life.
The events at the Istanbul Modern Cinema, which will take place between Feb. 4 and 14, are all free of charge.