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Thu, Feb 23, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Pioneer Place 5)
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Sat, Feb 25, 2012
at 3:30 PM (Lloyd Mall 6)
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DIRECTOR: Tolga Karaçelik - TURKEY

Kenan is a taciturn 35-year-old tollbooth attendant shuffling between a suffocating home with his ailing but domineering father and the monotony of the traffic-hounded box where he spends his working life. Desperate to resist his father’s attempt to marry him off to a neighbor and equally determined to prove his worth by fixing his father’s idle old car, the pressure on Kenan drives him to the edge of a nervous breakdown. Temporarily reassigned to a tollbooth on a desolate country road, Kenan begins a flirtation with a beautiful woman who drives by at the same time each day—in a car remarkably like his father’s. Is this salvation for the aging bachelor or the further unraveling of his mind? Making use of an expert cast and keen art direction, Karaçelik crafts a wry, heartbreaking ode to lost dreams in a sleepwalking world. “Ace storytelling ... impressively light-footed and heartfelt.”—Variety (96 mins.)

First Feature.

TOLL BOOTH is co-presented by the Global Film Initiative and is part of the Global Lens 2012 film series. For more information, visit


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