Cinema and Temporality

Friday, November 11 – Sunday, November 13, 2016

Collection as an Act of Stubborn Resistance: Time and Passing in Pelin Esmer’s Ten to Eleven

 Vuslat Demirkoparan, Soka University of America

Pelin Esmer’s Ten to Eleven is based on the life of her late uncle, Mithat Esmer, an 83-year old collector whose apartment is slated for demolition. Mithat’s entire apartment is an archive as he has been collecting various objects, gadgets, news clippings, clocks, voice-recordings, and virtually any preservable material since the 1950s. This semi-documentary film’s anxious negotiation of time and passing becomes, I argue, an allegory in New Turkish Cinema.

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