Beykoz Kundura

  • 21 August 2021 | Saturday


UK / 1948 / Colour / 135’ / DCP
English, French, Russian; Turkish sub.

Screenplay | Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Cast | Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer

Directed in 1948 by two remarkable people of an era, Emeric Pressburger and Michael Powell, who are also known for their jointly managed production company “The Archers”, The Red Shoes is regarded amongst the most memorable productions in the history of cinema by its scenes way ahead of its time and its poetical style.  Although made in UK,  the movie attained great success in US box offices and became one of the best movies in the history with its box office record over 5 million USD.  

Turned into a screenplay from a tale the Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen wrote in 1845 with the same name, this musical drama centers around the story of a ballerina stuck between her art and personal life revolving around devotion, ambition and passion. The young ballerina Victoria, who managed to enroll in the ballet school of worldwide famous Boris Lermontov with the help of her aunt, is portrayed by Moira Shearer in the movie. Shearer is engraved in everyone’s memory with her incomparable performance and body language displayed skillfully throughout the movie. Jack Cardiff’s cinematography challenging its own time, on the other hand, simply crowns this performance which left a trace in the history of cinema.

Acted out by Anton Walbrook as a real idealist and perfectionist, Lermontov kicks out the prima ballerina from the group when she decides to marry, Victoria turns this into a great opportunity: She can be a prima ballerina and have a role in the notable play composed by Julian Craster. However, she falls in love with Julian later on and the couple decides to marry. This time, Victoria is the one who is kicked out from the group and forced to choose between her personal life and the art she is addicted to.

As a piece of art about art in respect of the plot of the movie and astonishing the audience by its sense of rhythm, The Red Shoes received many awards, including but not limited to the Golden Globe for the Best Original Score, Best Art Direction and Best Music Oscar awards.  The movie which became a source of inspiration for many others in the next years, such as the Moulin Rouge and Black Swan, the movie ranks amongst the top 10 in the Best 100 British Movies set by British Film Institute (BFI), together with Great Expectations (David Lean, 1998), Kes (Ken Loach, 1969), The 39 Steps (Alfed Hitchcock, 1935) and Trainspotting (Danny Boyle, 1996). It is said that the impressive story of Victoria has become a source of inspiration for many artists, including the director Martin Scorsese and author Margaret Atwood.

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  • Regular - 60 TL
  • Student - 40 TL

    You may purchase your tickets via the Beykoz Kundura website. Please note that we do not sell tickets at the door.
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    Ticket Returns: The program might be altered due to reasons beyond our control. Once purchased, tickets may not be exchanged or returned except in instances where the program is canceled or postponed to another date.


    Seating Plan:
     Our seats are unnumbered. The seats are staggered diagonally, keeping 1m of distance between them.

    Additional Measures to Protect Your Health:
    Ticket checks are contactless, using digital tickets with QR codes sent to you via e-mail or SMS. QR codes are non-transferable and for single use.
    - Beykoz Kundura has a fever measuring policy using contactless thermometers. Those with a fever of 37.2 and above will not be allowed to enter.
    In addition, HES code query will be made through the "Hayat Eve Sığar" application, guests with "risky" health will not be admitted to enter the area.
    Guests who are not wearing masks will not be permitted into the event space. We kindly ask you to wear your mask that covers the mouth and nose completely while you are in the area. Spare masks are provided in Kundura Cinema.
    From the moment you enter the event space, please adhere to general precautions for COVID-19 and heed the warnings of our staff, especially when it comes to “social distancing, mask use, and hand hygiene.”
    Since the event will take place outdoors, we recommend that our guests dress according to weather conditions.

    Venue Use: 
    Guests could enter the venue 2 hours before the session for which they have a ticket.
    We would like to remind you that the movie ticket does not allow access to the filming sets located within Beykoz Kundura, and kindly ask that you remain in the designated area.
    It is forbidden to use professional cameras without written permission. We kindly ask that you check your recording devices at the security point found at Beykoz Kundura’s entrance.

    Age Limit:
    Pursuant to Article 7 of Law No. 7163, “Motion pictures without any content rating and classification may only be shown during festivals, special film screenings and similar cultural and art activities by displaying the rating symbol of 18+ years old.”

    Screenings: All films will be screened in their original language with Turkish subtitles. In the event that there is a technical issue with the electronic subtitling system, our technicians will first work to resolve the issue, and if that is not possible, the screening will continue without subtitles.
    We kindly ask that our guests make the effort to arrive at screenings on time.

    Recording: During the screening, it is forbidden to obtain recordings via video, camera, mobile phone, etc.
    Beykoz Kundura takes photographs and/or makes audio and/or video recordings of participants involved in related activities. In addition, such photographs and audio/visual recordings may be used in Beykoz Kundura publications, publicity materials on Beykoz Kundura’s social media accounts to let others know of our activities, and/or streaming and website hosting of events and activities. By entering the event premises, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used determinately for live streaming, promotional purposes, inclusion on social media accounts, web sites, and/or any other purpose by Beykoz Kundura. In addition, local news organizations may hear of our events and related activities may allow them to record our events for news reporting on special interest features. You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering Beykoz Kundura.

    Food & Drink: You may take advantage of our food & drink services in the event space or visit Beykoz Kundura’s restaurant Demirane. No outside food or drinks allowed.

    Changes to the Program: Don’t forget to follow us on social media! In the event that there is a change to the program due to reasons beyond our control, we will notify you via our website and social media channels.

    - You may use your own vehicle for transportation. Parking is free of charge.
    - You may take advantage of our free* boat service between Beşiktaş and Beykoz Kundura throughout the duration of the event.
    * Reservations required due to limited capacity. Click here to reserve your spot.

    Time of Departure: 18:30
    Boarding Point: The pier in front of Bahçeşehir University

    Time of Departure: Boats will depart immediately after the screening ends.
    *The boat will depart from the Beykoz Kundura Pier, stopping first at Beşiktaş before going to Kadıköy. 

    - You can also take advantage of our free shuttle service between the Beykoz Pier and Beykoz Kundura, departing every 30 minutes starting from 19:00.

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