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The story of a young woman who is in search for her lost hopes. Like many in Turkish society, Mina is jobless, lonely, and unhappy. She wants to escape to the USA and start from zero; a ... See full summary »

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The story of a young woman who is in search for her lost hopes. Like many in Turkish society, Mina is jobless, lonely, and unhappy. She wants to escape to the USA and start from zero; a familiar feeling to most of us. But how? She needs money, documents and a visa. She applies to a fortune-telling café, lying that she has experience. While she reads the coffee cups of many different women, she also tries to find a way out herself. Through the shapes emerging in coffee cups, she expresses her own frustrations and desires to match with those of the customers. Will she be able to get away from present tense and try her luck for the future? Written by Istanbul International Film Festival

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Fortunes in a Cup
25 July 2012 | by (United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

Present Tense is yet another interesting and well made film from Turkey and an impressive directing debut for Belmin Soylemez.

Mina is a single woman dreaming of fleeing her lonely existence for greener pastures in USA. To get there she needs money, visa and other documents which she can only get by finding employment. She lies her way into a job reading fortunes from coffee cups in a café. She is so believable and expressive (thanks to the beautiful acting of Sanem Oge) that she soon finds plenty of customers. Meanwhile her situation becomes complicated by the café owner falling in love with her and acts of jealousy by the other fortune teller at the café.

Present Tense creates a very realistic atmosphere packed with believable characters. Great acting and cinematography further enhance this pleasant film.


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