Il bagno turco/Hamam (Steam: The Turkish Bath) | MoMA Film

Screening on December 4 and 11, 2008 as part of the Filmmaker in Focus: Ferzan Ozpetek Film exhibition:

Il bagno turco/Hamam (Steam: The Turkish Bath). 1997. Italy/Turkey/Spain. Directed by Ferzan Ozpetek. Screenplay by Ferzan Ozpetek. With Alessandro Gassman, Francesca d’Aloja, Carlo Cecchi. When Francesco’s aunt dies in Istanbul, he leaves his wife in charge of their small design company in Rome and travels to Turkey to sell his inheritance—a traditional hamam (Turkish bath). Smitten with the hamam and the family that runs it, Francesco soon decides to remain in Turkey. When his wife arrives to deliver important news, she discovers a different Francesco. Handled with delicate care and great insight into the slow burn of buried passions, Ozpetek’s first feature is a compassionate visual exploration of cultural and sexual barriers. In Italian, Turkish; English subtitles. 94 min.
Saturday, December 6, 2008, 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 14, 2008, 3:00 p.m.


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