QueerFest announced their first surprise for this year’s programme. For this year’s “Ğ” section dedicated to queer productions from Turkey, the cult classic Gece, Melek ve Bizim Çocuklar (1994) will be screened on its 25th anniversary.
Serap is a sex worker, Fulya has recently arrived Istanbul running away from her hometown, Melek is fresh out of prison and Hakan is Serap’s lover. Their paths cross in Beyoğlu, İstanbul. The film directed by Atıf Yılmaz is known for its realist and attentive take on queer culture and life in the 1990’s.
The screening will take place on Saturday, January 26th at the Fransız Kültür Merkezi (French Cultural Center), followed by a talk with the participation of the screenwriter Yıldırım Türker, the actress Deniz Türkali (nominated for an award for her role in the film) and the director Metin Akdemir.