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Thu, Aug 13, 2015

Repertory Series ArchiveThe Cinema of Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Three Monkeys

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(2008) dir Nuri Bilge Ceylan w/Yavuz Bingol, Hatice Aslan, Ahmet Rifat Sungar [109 min; 35mm]
Winner of the Best Director prize at Cannes, THREE MONKEYS tells a noirish tale that opens with an ambitious politician fleeing a hit-and-run accident. Afraid of hurting his election chances, he pays off his chauffeur Eyüp to take the rap. The film concerns the effects of this devil’s bargain on Eyüp’s family as simmering tensions and sexual intrigues wreak havoc in a household already haunted by hidden ghosts.

In the spirit of Buñuel’s The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie and Haneke’s Caché, THREE MONKEYS mounts a caustic critique of the bourgeois family, riddled with hypocrisy yet stubbornly resilient in its seemingly boundless capacity to sidestep guilt and accountability.

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Thursday 7/30:

at 7:00 9:15

Thursday 8/13:

at 4:45 7:15 9:30

Thursday 8/27:

at 2:00 5:00 8:00

Thursday 9/3:

at 3:30 7:30

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