The late Yilmaz Güney brought international
attention to Turkish cinema with Yol
(1982), which he wrote and co-directed with Serif Gören. It's a harrowing,
visually striking tale of released prisoners who find living under the then
military dictatorship ruling the country even more dismal and confining than
jail. See it on Saturday at 7 pm as part of the Harvard Film Archive's series "Yilmaz Güney: From ‘Ugly King' to Poet of Despair,"
which opens tonight at 7 pm with Güney's stark and strange Hope (1970), in which the director himself stars as a poor
cart driver who pursues far-fetched schemes to improve his lot. The HFA is in
the Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge
| February 25-March 7 | $9; $7 students, seniors | 617.495.4700 or http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa.