Özer Kızıltan's Takva
(2006), an exquisite drama about how money corrupts the pious property manager
of a Sufi temple in Istanbul,
is one of the finest cinematic explorations of the uneasy truce between the
secular and spiritual worlds. It screens as part of the Goethe-Institut's "Across Borders: The Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris,"
and that's reason enough to check out this presentation and panel discussion on
film education featuring local academics and representatives of that renowned
European graduate film program. It takes place in two programs at the Harvard
Film Archive in the Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge | December 14 @ 6
pm; December 15 @ 6:30 pm | free | 617.262.6050 or http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa.