Kutlug Ataman's 'Journey to the Moon' at the London Film Festival

21:00, Sunday 25 October, 2009
16:15, Monday 26 October, 2009

Thomas Dane Gallery is delighted to announce that Kutlug Ataman's latest feature film, 'Journey to the Moon' will be screened on 25 and 26 October as part of the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival.

Set in a remote village in the Erizincan province in Eastern Turkey, the film tells the tale of the inhabitants' quest to travel to the moon during a period in the late 1950s when Turkey's villages were being encouraged to modernise. It is told through the use of found black-and-white photographs from the period, and the aid of a local narrator. In Ataman's singular hands the assemblage of the images is evocative and often funny, and what the narrator lacks in first-hand experience, he makes up for in enthusiasm. Unsurprisingly to those familiar with any of Ataman's earlier work, this is no straightforward historical drama; rather in its retelling, the story becomes an engaging study of recent Turkish history.

For more details of the film or to book, please click on this link : http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff/node/418

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