A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT CINEMA
29 June - 6 July 2018
Beykoz Kundura Film Days continue with an open air theatre programme. The summer films of the masters are getting ready to get together with the audience, between 29 June - 6 July with the title “A Midsummer’s Night Cinema”.
From Charlie Chaplin to Jacques Tati, from Alfred Hitchcock to Ingmar Bergman, from Jean Vigo to Agnés Varda, the unique masterpieces from masters of world cinema get together with the audience on big screen in an open air theatre as last summer.
A summer with love, chitchat, sun, hope, heart breaks and anger… The films of A Midsummer’s Night Cinema let us follow the stories of the characters who turn the page to a new life, new love, new desires and who are in pursuit, trying to find themselves. In the programme, we have 11 films portraying youth, future, dreams, loneliness, pursuit, relationships, excitement and tension.
Jean Vigo’s unforgettable film Zero for Conduct where he pictures the rebellion of children in a boarding school; George Lucas’s youth film American Graffiti that portrays a single night letting you feel the spirit of the era; co-directed by Jacques Demy and Agnés Varda and filled with joy and vigour The Young Girls of Rochefort; the legendary musical Grease telling a high school love story in 50’s nostalgia; the first masterpiece in Ingmar Bergman’s filmography Summer With Monika; Jean Renoir’s unfinished masterpiece A Day in The Country; Hello Sadness, a powerful adaptation where Otto Preminger transforms the heat and sluggishness of a French Riviera summer into tragedy; a seaside comedy By The Sea from Charlie Chaplin; Hulot’s Holiday, a serious of misfortunes at a summer resort by Jacque Tati; Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock a story of obsession and voyeurism where the heat turns into tension; and one of Steven Spielberg’s greatest hits and the reason why a generation is scared of the sea Jaws, will meet the audience at Beykoz Kundura Open Air Film Days.
The cinema events at Beykoz Kundura began last summer with the Restored Film Days.
In January 2018, with the title “Nightmares Under Snow” three masterpieces of the history of cinema were screened inside the former Rubber Revision building. Beykoz Kundura, at A Midsummer’s Night Cinema, invites film lovers to the open air theatre again with a new programme bringing together the unforgettable summer films of the history of cinema, between 29 June - 6 July.
Cinema Kundura Coming Soon
Beykoz Kundura, within the structure of Yıldırım Holding, aims to become a leading centre in arts and culture in the region besides being a film set with Cinema Kundura and Stage Kundura planned to be opened at the end of 2018.
Door opening 19:00
Film Screen 21:00
29 JUNE FRIDAY
Zero for Conduct
30 JUNE SATURDAY*
The Young Girls of Rochefortlu
2 JULY MONDAY
Summer with Monika
3 JULY TUESDAY
A Day in The Country
4 JULY WEDNESDAY
By the Sea**
5 JULY THURSDAY
6 JULY FRIDAY*
* 23:00 - 00:00 Mousike Kolektif DJ Set
**Live music from Gonca Varol
Screenings: There is no intermission during the screenings. All the films will be screened in their original language with Turkish subtitles.
Seating: There are no seat numbers.
Food & Beverage: You may enjoy the food and beverage services at the screening venue or prefer Beykoz Kundura’s restaurant, Demirane.
Location: We would like to remind that the ticket only allows the guests to use the designated area. Entrance to the film sets in Beykoz Kundura is not permitted. We kindly ask you to remain in the event venue.
Programme Change: Don’t forget to follow us on social media! If there is a change in the scheduled programme due to reasons beyond our control, you can get information from our website and social media accounts.
Tickets are at Mobilet website and Mobilet app. The online ticket sales will continue including the day of the event but please be aware that there is no ticket sales at the venue entrance.
Ticket price for one film
Regular: 30 TL, Student: 25 TL
Ticket price for advantageous 3 film package
Regular: 75 TL, Student: 60 TL
The ones holding a student ticket are required to show their student identification card at the venue entrance.
If you come across any problems regarding ticket sales you can reach Mobilet Customer Services from this phone number: 0 850 502 36 26.
HOW TO GET THERE?
You can use our boat service, provided especially for the event, from Beşiktaş to Beykoz Kundura, everyday throughout the event.
Departure: Beşiktaş - Beykoz Kundura
Departure Point: The pier in front of Bahçeşehir University
Return: Beykoz Kundura - Beşiktaş - Kadıköy*
* The boat leaving from Beykoz Kundura Pier first stops at Beşiktaş and then leaves for Kadıköy.
Price: Round-trip 10 TL
You can use our shuttle service, from Beykoz Kundura to Üsküdar, throughout the event on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at the end of the event.
June 29th , Friday – June 30th, Saturday - July 1st , Sunday
Return (One Way): Beykoz Kundura - Üsküdar
Departure time: 00:00
Departure Point: Beykoz Kundura
Arrival Point: Üsküdar
Price: 5 TL
You can drive to Beykoz Kundura. Parking is available for free.
You can take the public bus to Beykoz Kundura. The bus lines passing by the “Kundura Fabrikası” stop are:
15T Tokatköy - Üsküdar, 15 Beykoz - Üsküdar, 15F Beykoz - Kadıköy, 15BK Beykoz - Kadıköy, 121 A Beykoz - Mecidiyeköy
You can take the Beykoz jitney leaving from Kadıköy and Üsküdar, get off at the “Kundura Fabrikası” stop and walk from there to reach Beykoz Kundura.
By the sea
The Bosphorus Line: You can hop on the Boshporus Line, leaving from Eminönü, Beşiktaş, and Üsküdar for Beykoz. This service is unavailable on Sundays.
Yeniköy Boats: You can use the boats leaving from Yeniköy, every 20 minutes for Beykoz pier. The pier is about 15 minutes walking distance to Beykoz Kundura.
İstinye-Çubuklu Ferry Line: Regular trips all day long. Last departure at 21.30.
Water Taxi: Beykoz Kundura has its private pier. You may reach the venue by a water taxi.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE FILMS
Zéro de conduite: Jeunes diables au collège
Zero for Conduct
France 1933 44’ DCP B&W
French with Turkish & English sub.
Director-Screenplay-Editing-Producer Jean Vigo
Cast Jean Dasté, Robert le Flon, Louis Lefebvre
Director of Photography Boris Kaufman
Music Maurice Jaubert
Source Fransız Kültür Merkezi
Jean Vigo, who died at the age of 29, managed to squeeze four films worth a treasure in his short life. His film Zero for Conduct, which was banned the year it was shot, is like a manifesto beyond being a ground-breaking work. The film, which is about the children rising against the oppression they were subjected to in a boarding school, has been an inspiration to many classics in the history of cinema with its sarcastic humour and poetic narration, its blunt attitude towards religion and educational institutions as well as its provocative moves. This personal story of Vigo, who was left an orphan at a very young age and grew up in boarding schools, becomes an exceptional film through his genius as a director.
USA 1973 110’ DCP Colour
English with Turkish sub.
Director George Lucas
Screenplay Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz, George Lucas
Cast Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith
Director of Photography Jan D'Alquen, Ron Eveslage
Editing Verna Fields, Marcia Lucas
Producer Francis Ford Coppola
Production Company Universal
Distribution Park Circus
1960s. A warm summer night. A bunch of high school graduates spending their last night together before starting their new lives. The conversations between these young people going around in their cars, talking about their relationships and their futures, shed light on an era as much as being entertaining. The film, makes you grasp the soul of the era to the bones, especially the Rock’n Roll music and auto races, and ravishes you with the rock hits all along the way. American Graffiti, is one of the two films of George Lucas apart from the Star Wars series and with its atmosphere, energy, humour and characters that has been copied many times, has a special place in the history of cinema.
One of the greatest legends of popular culture and an all time favourite musical, Grease, is 40 years old! The film, telling the love story between the young rebel of Rydell High, Danny Zuko and a new student from out of town, Sandy Olson, is distinguished not with its story but other merits. Words are not enough to tell how an ordinary story leaning on clichés becomes a cult movie. With its colourful atmosphere created by the 50’s nostalgia when Rock’n Roll, greasy hair, leather jackets and cool cars were trendy as well as its kitsch aesthetics, characters, unforgettable songs and dance scenes, Grease still keeps it’s audience in an enthusiastic wait.
Les Demoiselles De Rochefort
The Young Girls of Rochefort, tells the story of two sisters living in Rochefort, Delphine and Solange, and their search for love and who they are. Instead of the sorrow and melancholy in the musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Les parapluies de Cherbourg (1964), which Demy shot three years before The Young Girls of Rochefort, an unlimited life energy sets the tone of this film. The film, that brought an Oscar nomination to the legendary musician Michel Legrand, with its story built through happy coincidences and a mesmerizing imagery, satisfies the expectations beyond measure. One of the best “feel good” movies of all time with the colours, costumes, music and choreography turning into excitement, vigour and joy.
Sommaren med Monika
Summer With Monika, which is considered as the first masterpiece in the filmography of Ingmar Bergman, tells the story of Monika, a 17 year old girl from a working class family, and the summer she spends with her first love Harry, following their lives and relationship altering as they step into a new life. Summer With Monika, raising discussions in various countries on the year it was released, is one of the most special films in Bergman’s career with its simple narration, astounding imagery, connection with the audience and its way of adopting images.
Partie de campagne
Jean Renoir’s unfinished film, A Day in the Country, is about the country trip of a Parisian family and revolves around Henriette, one of the family members, and her mother Juliette and the affair between them and two provincial adventurers. Renoir’s camera, in an impressionist approach, records the people spending time by the stream, having a heart-to-heart by the side of a tree, rowing in boats, riding on a swing, falling in love. A Day in the Country, is a film where you can feel the influence of his father Auguste Renoir and the other impressionist painters and where Renoir uses nature as a remarkable element together with masterfully cultivating passion, joy, sadness and gloom.
Adapted from Françoise Sagan’s classical novel by Otto Preminger, one of the directors of Hollywood's golden age, Hello Sadness tells the story of Cecile, who spends the summer vacation with his wealthy father on the French Riviera. The film, about Cecile being jealous of the relationship between her father and Anne Larson, who comes as a guest to their house, and her endeavours to break them up, is one of the most distinct films in director’s filmography. A powerful adaptation where Preminger creates a visual and narrative world through contrasts, shoots parts of it in black & white and parts of it in colour, transforms the heat and sluggishness of summer into tragedy.
By the Sea
One of the short films Charles Chaplin shot at the beginning of his career, By The Sea, is an entertaining film full of slapstick comedy elements. Misunderstandings, little accidents, quarrels and a series of misfortunes doesn’t mean that there are no Chaplinesque moments of romance. The Little Tramp meddles with two different couples in this film and messes everything up creating a chaos. By The Sea, is one of the short films that are part of Chaplin’s creative process towards The Tramp and portrays Chaplin’s genius in timing and creating the exact effect with simple looking scenes.
Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot
One of the most authentic and innovative personas of the history of cinema, Jacques Tati, the master of comedy, promises a good laugh and keeps it in his film Mr. Hulot’s Holiday with scenes of gushing wit. The story takes place at a summer resort where the French bourgeoisie spend their summer and portrays Tati’s observation skills with its meticulously designed mise-en-scenes and jokes. Mr. Hulot’s Holiday is the most entertaining example of Tati’s unique cinema where a sharp humour is created through everyday incidences, momentary situations, behavioural patterns and small details.
L.B. Jeffris, a photo journalist, who can’t leave his apartment due to his broken leg, spends his whole time watching the neighbours. One day, he suspects that one of his neighbours killed his wife and he tries to solve this mystery. Alfred Hitchcock, creates a masterpiece from a perfect screenplay based on voyeurism and obsession with using not only the mere thriller elements but also unravelling Jeffris’s inner world, obsessions and desires through the lives of the neighbours observed and the life going on in the apartment block and yard. Despite taking place in an interior location, Rear Window, never loses its rhythm and is a true classic, every minute of which is like a lesson.
Steven Spielberg’s first hit and the reason why a generation is scared of the sea, Jaws, is a horror-action thriller about a giant shark that spreads terror to an island. The film, where Spielberg masterfully deals with the “danger from outside” theme, has full of scenes that glue the audience to their seats. In the film, in which the shark appears gradually and the tension increases every minute, John Williams’s music is as influential as Spielberg's genius discoveries. The film where all the indications of Spielberg's visionary filmmaking can be seen, still remains a milestone in the cinema history which has not been outgone yet.