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YOUNG TURKS: AN EXCLUSIVE FACETS 2-PACK
YOUNG TURKS: AN EXCLUSIVE FACETS 2-PACK


 
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Friendship knows no borders, as seen in these two timely dramas from contemporary Turkey. In Journey to the Sun (Yesim Ustaoglu, 1999, 104 mins.), Mehmet, a young man from western Turkey, and Berzan, a Kurdish rebel living in the underground, develop an unlikely friendship while living in Istanbul. When Mehmet is mistaken for a Kurd and arrested, he begins to understand his new friend's struggles, which ultimately lead to tragedy and Mehmet taking a long journey to Berzan's homeland. Then in Boats Out of Watermelon Rinds (2004, 101 mins.), director Ahmet Ulucay portrays the innocence of childhood and the lure of the cinema for two teens in a small Turkish village. By day, one works for a watermelon seller and the other for a barber. But at night, they devote themselves to rebuilding an old film projector and dream of being famous film directors. In Turkish and Kurdish with English subtitles.