PRESENT TENSE

9 September Wednesday, 21:00 GREEN SCREEN ON THE WATER / FESTIVAL CENTRE

PRESENT TENSE

2012 | Drama | 110 ′ | Turkish; English subtitled

56th San Francisco Film Festival Best Film Award
19th Golden Koza Yılmaz Güney Award and SİYAD Best Film Award
31st Istanbul Film Festival Best Actress Award

A young unemployed woman applies to a fortune-telling café lying that she has experience. While she reads the coffee cups of different women, she also tries to find a way out herself. Divorced, disconnected from her family, about to be thrown out of her flat, she is surrounded with troubles. Her mind is made up: she will escape to America. But how? She needs money, papers and a visa. Through the shapes emerging in coffee cups, she expresses her own frustrations and desires to match those of the customers. Will she be able to get away from present tense and try her luck for the future?

Director: Belmin Söylemez