Silk Screen Film Festival presents: Memories of the Wind

19 Sep 2016


Rarely explored in film, Memories of the Wind tackles the Armenian genocide in a subtle, yet affecting way. Aram is a poet on the run in the winter of 1943. Suspected of being a communist sympathizer, he is forced to flee Istanbul during the latter half of World War II. He winds up in secluded expanse of forest on the Soviet-Georgian border where a boorish Turkish man named Mikhail and a beautiful young Russian woman named Meryem provide shelter. A city man unable to cope with his new forest home, Aram is overtaken by recurring nightmares of his adolescence, namely a particular, traumatic event in 1915.

Event Date: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 6:00pm
Sponsored By: 
Silk Screen Film Festival
Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh