Film: "Turkish Ice Cream "
Film: "Turkish Ice Cream "
WhenFriday, November 15, 2019, 7 PM
CategoriesAfter Five, Films
SponsorAsian Art Museum
VenueFreer Gallery of Art
Event LocationFreer, Meyer Auditorium
CostFree. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Auditorium doors open approximately 30 minutes before each show.

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In this new film by the director of Ayla: The Daughter of War, two Turkish immigrants, Mehmet and Ali, are making a peaceful living in the year 1915 by operating a popular ice cream cart in an Australian outpost. Meanwhile, the Great War rages abroad, and the Allies turn their attention to Turkey. A story initially lightened by comic pratfalls, a budding romance, and a fracas around the fate of a tame camel gives way to a darker theme when a buffoonish British commander (Will Thorpe) arrives in the town to hustle colonial recruitment and incidentally seeks to stoke anti-Turk sentiment to the flash point. Lives and livelihood threatened, the two entrepreneurs attempt a return home to Turkey, but authorities block the way. With nothing to lose, Mehmet and Ali prepare to take a fateful last stand. Description by the Gene Siskel Film Center. (Dir.: Can Ulkay, Turkey, 2019, 123 min., DCP, Turkish with English subtitles)

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