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Turkish Film Screening of “My Father and My Son”

Turkish Cultural Center presents Turkish Film Screening of “My Father and My Son” at 420 Kuller Road, Clifton, NJ 07011 on March 15, 2014.

My Father and My Son

My Father and My Son (Original name: Babam ve Oğlum) is a 2005 Turkish drama film written and directed by Çağan Irmak about a family torn apart by the 1980 Turkish coup d’état. The film which went on nation-wide release on November 18, 2005 became one of the highest-grossing Turkish films in history.

In order to study journalism at Istanbul University, Sadik leaves his village on the Aegean coast. This angers his father, Hüseyin, who wants him to study Architectural Engineering so he can manage the family farm. During his years at university Sadık becomes a militant in left wing politics. Upon learning about Sadık’s behavior, Hüseyin disowns him.

However worse days are ahead for Sadık. In the early hours of the morning on September 12, 1980 Sadık’s pregnant wife starts having contractions. The couple runs outside, but they can’t find anyone to take them to the hospital, due to a curfew. The country has been taken over in a military coup. Sadık’s wife gives birth in a park and dies, but their son, Deniz survives.There is trouble in store, however, for Sadık and Hüseyin who must come to terms with their past and each other. Sadık also needs to face his first love, now married with two children, and the question of old friends. However his sickness takes over and Sadık passes away. His parents take over the responsibility of Deniz, who comes to terms with the loss of his father.