bi'bakino #16


Thursday, 29.09.2016, at 8pm

As part of the accompanying program of SILA YOLU – The Holiday Transit to Turkey and The Tales of the Highway we are showing the film Mercedes mon Amour (1992, 93′) by Tunç Okan.

The garbage man Bayram is driving his golden Mercedes, which he has saved for so hard, from Munich to his native village in Turkey, where he is hoping to impress his childhood love, Kezban, and then finally to marry her. But the ride becomes a tragicomic odyssey, which will put more strain on his four-wheeled beloved. Upon his arrival, instead of the acknowledgement by the villagers of his Mercedes, more devastating disappointments await him.

Director: Tunç Okan
Turkey, France, Germany, Switzerland, 1992, 93 min, original with English subtitles.

As a supporting film we will show the animation Karambolage – Ford Transit (2009, 5’) by Christine Gensheimer and Timo Katz.

With kind support of Landesstelle für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit des Landes Berlin (LEZ)