Cork Cine Club Presents
KUMA (Second Wife – Austria)
Thu 7 November at 8pm in St. John’s Central College
“a riveting debut feature… Kuma’s increasing tensions are matched only by the ferocity of the performances” – Irish Times
www.corkcineclub.com presents Kuma (Second Wife – Austria), a potent film about marital arrangements endured in quiet claustrophobia, in St. John’s Central College, Sawmill Street, Cork City on Thursday 7 November at 8pm.
This debut by Austrian director Umut Dag addresses the experiences of second and third-generation Turks in western Europe, both exploring and exploding how they deal with outmoded first-generation traditions.
Under the auspices of a more age-appropriate marriage to his handsome son, an Austrian-Turkish patriarch tricks an innocent teenager from the Turkish countryside into becoming his kuma – second wife.
In Vienna, wife number one has cancer and hopes to train the girl in as her replacement. An unexpected friendship develops between them, but soon their relationship is put to the test. With quiet elegance, this gripping modern tragedy examines how families nurture dysfunction behind their self-created barricades.
Director: Umut Dag. Austria, 2012. 93 minutes. Cert: Club. Language: German, Turkish
Other films in Season Nine are White Elephant (Elefante Blanco – Argentina, 2012) on Thursday 14 November; Jiro Dreams Of Sushi (Documentary – Japan, 2012) on Thursday 21 November; and Come As You Are (Hasta La Vista – Belgium, 2011) on Thursday 28 November.
Cork Cine Club is a volunteer-run organisation whose mission is to give local audiences the chance to see a range of world cinema not usually available on commercial screens. Since its founding in 2010, the Cine Club has offered more than 80 of the best in independent films to Cork cinephiles.