The Last Schnitzel ("Son Şnitzel") (Dir. by Kaan Arici & Ismail Kurtulus, 2017)
The Last Schnitzel is a satirical short laced with sci-fi elements. It takes place in a dystopian future at an imaginary country- named the Grand Turkish Republic- just before all nations must leave Earth for Mars. The President of the Grand Turkish Republic demands to eat one last chicken schnitzel before leaving Earth. There is a little catch however: the last chicken was alive some 200 years ago. So now, Kamil, the Chief Presidential Assistant, is faced with the most difficult task of his life.
Watch the trailer here. The film is in Turkish with English subtitles, and the screening is free & open to the public.
Discussant: Burcu Karahan (Stanford University) in conversation with director Ismet Kurtulus.
This film is screened as part of the Understanding Turkey Through Film Series and the Abbasi Program's 2017 Annual Conference titled "Understanding Turkey: Vision, Revision, and the Future".