Three Monkeys (Üç maymun)

Miami Beach Cinematheque. From Jun 19th through 21st, 2009. 

The 2008 film Three Monkeys (Üç maymun), directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan and featuring Yavuz Bingol, Hatice Aslan and Rifat Sungar, will be screened at the Miami Beach Cinematheque from June 19th through 21st, 2009 at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. in collaboration with Emerging Pictures.

After his critically acclaimed mood pieces Distant and Climates, Turkey’s leading filmmaker moves in a more plot-driven direction while retaining his mastery of ambience, nuance and astonishing cinematography. Winner of the Best Director prize at Cannes, Three Monkeys tells a twisty, noirish tale that opens with an ambitious politician fleeing a hit-and-run accident. Afraid of hurting his election chances, he pays off his chauffeur Eyüp to take the rap.

The film concerns the effects of this devil’s bargain on Eyüp’s family as simmering tensions and sexual intrigue wreak havoc in a household already haunted by hidden ghosts. In the spirit of Buñuel’s The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie and Haneke’s Caché, Three Monkeys mounts a caustic critique of the bourgeois family, riddled with hypocrisy yet stubbornly resilient in its seemingly boundless capacity to sidestep guilt and accountability. In Turkish with English subtitles. Three Monkeys (Üç maymun) was winner of the Best Director at Cannes Film Festival.

Miami Beach Cinematheque
512 Española Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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