Monday, September 13, 2010

Zeynep Devrim Gürsel

Coffee Futures (Neyse Halim Ciksin Falim), a documentary by Zeynep Devrim Gürsel (2009), starts out as a light-hearted look at amateur fortune-telling among friends in Turkey. Gürsel shows a range of people examining the patterns in coffee cups (left by the dregs of finely ground coffee). The documentary elegantly expands its purview from culture and tradition to global politics when the fortune-telling seamlessly moves from ordinary romance to the question of Turkey's admission to the European Union.
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