Ivy an unforgettable political allegory

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      A cargo ship is left stranded on the way to Egypt when the company goes bankrupt. Its unpaid crew starts to unravel under the influence of shiftless merchant seaman Cenk (Nadir Sarıbacak, outrageously good here) and a captain who applies force to conceal his own hollow authority. Meanwhile, the ghost of a mute giant called Kurd haunts the boat.

      It’s a memory nobody can quite suppress in Tolga Karaçelik’s offbeat and unforgettable political allegory, funded, amazingly, by the Turkish cultural ministry.

      Monday (December 7).

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