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Remakesploitation Fest 2020
Turkish Exorcist

Sat 3 October 2020

Şeytan is a near shot-for-shot remake of The Exorcist but with the original’s Catholicism replaced with Islam – necessitating some minor but fascinating changes to the plot and iconography. Director Metin Erksan is one of the most celebrated Turkish filmmakers, winning the Golden Bear at Berlin for his earlier film Dry Summer (1964), but here he sticks fairly close to William Friedkin’s template, even making use of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells on the soundtrack.

Şeytan AKA Turkish Exorcist (Metin Erksan, 1974) 1hr 40m
With English SDH/Captions for D/deaf audiences.

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Screening as part of Matchbox Cineclub's Remakesploitation Fest 2020. Buy a £20 all-day pass; or individual tickets on a sliding scale £0-£8. You decide what to pay, with reference to the sliding scale guide. To register for a free ticket, please email tickets@matchboxcineclub.com.

Thanks to Fanatik Film, King's College London & Film Hub Scotland.