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(Updated April 20)



Uzak ihtimal

(Wrong Rosary)

Turkish Movie Nights: Best film ~ International Film Festival of Rotterdam 2009

Poster art for Uzak Ihtimal (Wrong Rosary)Istanbul is a rare city, where great ancient cultures still affect the lives of modern citizens, and where religious life co-exists with secular society. Wrong Rosary follows a love story that could only take place in a city like Istanbul.
Musa, a young muezzin (the man who calls the faithful to prayer at a mosque) finds himself drawn to Clara, who lives in his apartment building and who, crucially, is a Catholic nun. Musa also meets an antiquarian bookseller, Yakup, who has a connection to Clara. As the lives of these three people intersect, director Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun plays down the melodrama and emphasizes the depth of the relationships that the characters have with each other, and with the intriguing city of Istanbul itself.
– Synopsis from Hokusfokus Films


"Uzak ihtimal" is part of a four-film series of Turkish Film Nights presented by the Turkish Canadian Cultural Association in association with the Embassy Of The Republic Of Turkey.

The four films are:
Bal (Honey) -- April 7 at 7:00 pm
Sonbahar (Autumn) -- April 14 at 7:00 pm
Mommo (The Bogeyman) -- April 21 at 7:00 pm
Uzak ihtimal (Wrong Rosary) -- April 28 at 7:00 pm

See for information in Turkish.


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