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Serra Yilmaz - 'The Bastard of Istanbul' - Readings between East and West

A unique voice, a naturalness out of the common, where gestures are an essential part of the narration, and every word pronounced explains so well the condition of the Armenian people: this is Serra Yilmaz (unforgettable protagonist of Harem Suare, The Ignorant Fairies and almost all of Ferzan Ozpetek film), which on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 6 p.m. will be the hotel Saturnia & International special guest.

For the occasion, the actress will perform with her well known irony and passion, some passages from' The Bastard of Istanbul', dramatic but also amusing novel, which tells not only of generations and the contrasts between different ethnic groups, but also emphasizes the Armenian genocide, described by writer Elif Shafak (undisputed star of Turkish literature, a great connoisseur of the past and profound observer of it) in a new perspective.

Western and Eastern traditions will meet and mingle themselves, giving importance to the voices of women and ethnic minorities that mark the Turkish cultural heritage. In 'The Bastard of Istanbul', the aim is to depict a Turkey that is finally able to look within itself and unveils its own contradictions.

Serra Ylmaz represents the voice of those wonderful female characters that move around this novel, which she has been perfectly representing on the stage for several seasons at theatre.

Free entrance (reservation required), upon availability.


Please confirm by March, 10, by email at or by phone at 041/5208377

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