Admission Policy

Complimentary for Current Members

Guest (Non-Members)
at the door

Doors Open
9:00 AM

Screening Start
9:30 AM

Coachella Valley Premiere

Saturday - December 5, 2009
Doors Open for Complimentary Refreshments at 9:00 AM
Film Begins Promptly at 9:30 AM
Camelot Theatres
2300 Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA

Based on the internationally acclaimed novel by Zülfü Livaneli and set against the backdrop of Turkey’s natural wonders, Bliss is an eye-opening story about the taboo subject of honor killings.  When 17-year-old Meryem is found disheveled and unconscious, her family believes the worst – that her chastity has been lost.  They turn to the ancient principle of “tore,” a strict moral code that condemns her to death.  The duty of upholding the family’s honor falls upon a distant cousin who has just completed a brutal tour in the military.   Together they embark on a surprising journey across traditional and modern-day Turkey in this unforgettable film.

Director:  Abdullah Oguz
Writers:  Elif Ayan (screen), Zülfü Livaneli (novel)
Distributor:  First Run Pictures
Genre:  Drama
Runtime:  105 min.
Country:  Turkey | Greece
Language:  Turkish w/English subtitles
Parents Guide:  Not Rated

FESTIVALS:  Milwaukee Film Festival , WI; Daytona Beach Film Festival, FL; Florida State Univ. Middle East Film Festival, Tallahassee, FL;  Copenhagen International Film Festival, Denmark; Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada; Cleveland International Film Festival, OH; Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey;  Montréal World Film Festival, Canada

AWARDS:  Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkey: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Make Up, Best Music, Best Sound Design;   Kerala International Film Festival, India: Special Jury Prize Jury Award;   Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival, VT:  Special Jury Prize Jury Award, Audience Award

Critics Pick! “Gripping, supremely engaging.” - New York Magazine; 
"Daring, Powerful, Breathtaking! Mesmerizing to watch." - Los Angeles Times

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