Onur Ünlü's Thou Gild'st The Even premieres tonight. A tale of magical realism, shot in gorgeous black and white, Thou Gild'st The Even alternates between romance and jealousy, the fantastic and the absurd, the beautiful and the scatalogical.
Programmer Dmitri Eipides describes the film in his notes:
Cemal takes an interest in the gloomily pretty farm girl Yasemin (Demet Evgar). He spies on her while she wipes her ailing uncle's behind, then promptly asks her to lunch, where the two of them indiscriminately gobble up Cemal's meds; suddenly, they're flying high over the local landscape — before falling back to Earth and vomiting. It's during their vomit session that Cemal asks Yasemin to marry him. She accepts. But soon after the wedding Cemal becomes paranoid and fiendishly jealous, a soft-spoken Woyzeck who beats his woman one minute and reads her poetry the next. (The film's title comes from Shakespeare's twenty-eighth sonnet.)
THOU GILD’ST THE EVEN Screening Times:
Sunday, Sept 8th, 10:00 PM SCOTIABANK 14
Tuesday, Sept 10th, 1:15 PM SCOTIABANK 8
Friday, Sept 13th, 7:00 PM SCOTIABANK 11