The term La Belle indifférence refers to an apparent lack of concern shown by individuals towards their given symptoms. The symptom in Onur’s case is the fact that his life is gradually coming apart at the seams. He won’t bring himself to admit that his dismissal from work could trigger a serious existential crisis, not only for him but also for his wife. She tries to be the voice of reason, continually reminding him of their dismal reality, but Onur isn’t listening. He’d rather be surrounded by more zebras…
Kıvanç Sezer was born in 1982 in Ankara, Turkey. He studied engineering at university before moving to Italy to take up a career as a filmmaker. He studied editing in Italy for two years at the prestigious Cineteca di Bologna. He returned home to Turkey in 2009, making a living as an editor on TV projects and documentaries like Children of Turabdin (2009). In addition, he has created several shorts that have been screened at a variety of domestic and international venues, like How Much (2011) and ‘Game of Hera’ (2012). My Father’s Wings (2016), premiered at Karlovy Vary IFF, represents his first foray into features as a director. La Belle Indifférence is his second film.
Saturday 19: Carrión Theater, 4.30 pm
Sunday 20: Cervantes Theater, 7.00 pm