in person: Serpil Turhan
How we speak to each other is always shaped by our relationship to the other person, by our social ties. Serpil Turhan, filmmaker, visiting professor at the HfG Karlsruhe and actress in films by Thomas Arslan or Rudolf Thome, among others, emphasizes the form of conversation as a social act that points in different directions and does not automatically imply agreement. It seems important to produce an atmosphere in the dialogue that allows things to be articulated that would otherwise remain hidden, unspoken, and to create sensitivity in the viewers.
While in the early work Herr Berner und die Wolokolamsker Chaussee a member of the Waffen SS is not only cinematographically examined, the portrait film Rudolf Thome - Überall Blumen is borne by loving closeness, a friendship that does not focus exclusively on the filmmaker, but on Thome as a person.
Both in her diploma film Dilim Dönmüyor - Meine Zunge dreht sich nicht (My Tongue Does Not Turn) and in her most recent documentary Köy, Turhan deals with questions of identity, portraying women from three generations. In Dilim Dönmüyor - My Tongue Does Not Turn, the loss of language is in the foreground, Köy focuses on Kurdish identities from different socio-political backgrounds and takes a look at the restrictive political conditions in Turkey and their effects on the respective biographies. (ds)
Friday, May 5th, 2023
18:00: Dilim Dönmüyor – My Tongue Does Not Turn (2013, 92 min.)
20:30: Köy (2021, 90 min.)
Saturday, May 6th, 2023
18:00: Herr Berner and the Wolokolamsker Chaussee (2010, 39 min.) + Rudolf Thome – Flowers everywhere (2016, 84 min.)
a collaboration between sixpackfilm and AustrianFilmmuseum
Tickets: 533 70 54 oder online: www.filmmuseum.at