Insiders/İçerdekiler (2018) is a gripping tale of faith, hope and integrity.
A teacher (Caner Cindoruk) who has imprisoned for six months for no apparent reason is told that that his wife will be allowed to visit him, even though conjugal visits are usually strictly prohibited. The sceptical teacher continually asks why they would allow this. The commissioner says, “out of human decency”, but the real motive is one final attempt to make him talk.
The prisoner begins to fantasize obsessively about making love to his wife and is left devastated when she is too ill to visit, and instead sends her sister (Gizem Erman Soysaldı). His indecent proposal takes the sister-in-law by complete surprise and she’s faced with a major moral dilemma.
The film is the winner of several awards, notably two for Gizem Erman Soysaldı, who won Best Actress at the Adana and Nuremberg Turkish-German Film Festivals, Insiders/İçerdekiler (2018). It has also been on the official programme of multiple international film festivals (IFF), including Istanbul IFF, Malatya IFF, Sofia IFF, Taste of Anatolia Film Festival (Cambridge), and Dhaka IFF.
Insiders/İçerdekiler is directed by Hüseyin Karabey, who will be in London for a Q&A after the screening at Rio Cinema in Dalston.
A graduate of Marmara University’s Department of Cinema and Television in 2001, Karabey showed early promise with his short films and documentary films. He established his international credentials with his debut feature film My Marlon and Brando (2008), which had its world premiere at Rotterdam IFF and its North American premiere at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival, where Karabey won the Best Director award.
Another of his feature films, Come to My Voice (2014), which premiered at the Berlinale, went on to win Best Film at Mardel Plata IFF and Best Balkan film at Sofia IFF.
Title: Balik Arts presents Insiders/İçerdekiler and Q&A
Language: Turkish with English subtitles
Date: Sunday 02 February 2020
Time: 3.15 pm (The duration of the film is 116 minutes)
Venue: Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High Street, Dalston, London E8 2PB
Admission: Standard £12.50; Student/Disabled/Senior £10.50; Under 18s £9.00
Tickets: available online via the venue Rio Cinema