TWO LINES (2008) [feature]

Turkey (MIFF 2009 , International Panorama)
Director: Selim Evci

A couple, growing increasingly distant, attempt to rekindle their relationship in this claustrophobic study of alienation.

Mert and Selin are a young couple that seemingly have everything: good jobs, a nice apartment and each other. But as the silence between them grows, we find that they're suffering from life - the freedom, banality and boredom of the everyday. Embarking on a road trip in an attempt to reconnect, they instead find themselves drawn into a dire game of cat and mouse.

From first-time director Selim Evci, Two Lines is a window into the lives of modern-day relationships in Turkey, where the collision of traditional and contemporary values plays havoc with notions of identity and community. Features a crisp, economical visual style rarely seen in Turkish cinema.

“Psychologically unnerving and sinisterly suspenseful.” - Rotterdam Film Festival

--- D/P/S Selim Evci WS Evci Film Production L Turkish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008

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