Yunus Emre Enstitüsü London and King’s College London are delighted to present a free screening of the award-winning Turkish drama Wish to Wash with Rain (2016) along with a Q&A with director Gülten Taranç.
We are bringing Gülten over especially for this one-off event so she will be there on the night to introduce the film and then discuss it with Dr Eylem Atakav, author of the book Women and Turkish Cinema.
The movie looks at life through the eyes of those left behind when women are murdered. The story of Gamze illustrates that the victims are not only those that are murdered. In the story, the anger, loneliness, despair and longings of 15-year-old Gamze are presented from a fresh perspective. Now in her mid-30s, Hale (named Gamze when she was a child) begins to open the doors of her past which, until now, she has kept firmly closed. The change comes following the surprise proposal of her boyfriend Engin. It is hard for Hale to be human, to love other people and truly be herself. As Hale slowly begins to confront her past, so she becomes a warmer person. Neither the rain, nor Engin can erase the past; but Hale can overcome her past by facing up to her childhood as Gamze.
Venue: Arthur and Paula Lucas Lecture Theatre, Room S-2.18, 2nd basement floor, Strand Building
Tickets are FREE but please RSVP here