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Burning Days
(Kurak Günler)

  •   Emin Alper
  •   Turkey, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Greece, Croatia

After arriving in the drought-plagued rural outpost of Balkaya, by-the-book prosecutor Emre slowly begins to realize that he has been sent into a viper’s nest of corruption and scandal. Although he is hesitant to accept an invitation to dinner at the mayor’s residence, Emre eventually allows himself to be persuaded to attend, lest he offend the chummy official. But after waking up in the morning with little recollection of the events of the previous evening, he learns, to his horror, that a young Romany woman was assaulted on the premises. Emre embarks on an investigation that tests his own moral character as it threatens to reveal a secret of his own. Handsomely photographed, this crackling, politically-minded thriller also serves as a powerful cautionary tale of ascendant homophobia and populist attitudes gaining ground throughout the world.

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International Competition Patron

Jacolyn and John Bucksbaum Family Foundation

Event Information

Friday, October 14, 2022

  •   130 minutes
AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States


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