Film Screening: Sevmek Zamani (Time to Love)

A man sitting in a chair looking at an enlarged, framed photo of a woman. A woman stands behind both.

Film Screening: Sevmek Zamani (Time to Love), 1965

Friday, October 18, 6:30 pm
Michelson Theater, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor

This Turkish drama, directed by Metin Erksan, features Müşfik Kenter as a poor painter who falls in love with the image of a female singer while at work in one of the large villas on Istanbul’s Princes’ Islands. What happens when she appears in the flesh? Sevmek Zamani is a remarkable example of the Turkish new wave that has rarely been screened or written about outside Turkey.

85 minutes, black-and-white, in Turkish with English subtitles. Introduced by Farbod Honarpisheh, Postdoctoral Associate, Film and Media Studies, Yale University.

Co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of Cinema Studies, Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative (OTS-NYU), and Grey Art Gallery.

Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish, and Indian Highlights from NYU's Abby Weed Grey Collection, on view at NYU's Grey Art Gallery, 100 Washington Square East, September 10-December 7, 2019.  

Free and open to the public.