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Shoplifters / Manbiki kazoku

Japan / 2018 / DCP / Colour / 121’ / Japanese / Turkish and English subtitles

Kore-eda Hirokazu, who is known for his touching humane movies, presents an extraordinary family story with “Shoplifters”.

Director: Kore-eda Hirokazu
Screenplay: Kore-eda Hirokazu
Cinematography: Meryem Yavuz
Editing: Kondo Ryuto
Music: Haruomi Hosono
Producer: Matsuzaki Kaoru, Yose Akihiko, Taguchi Hijiri
Cast: Lily Franky, Ando Sakura, Matsuoka Mayu, Kikio Kilin, Jyo Kairi, Sasaki Miyu

 

Kore-eda Hirokazu, who is known for his touching humane movies, presents an extraordinary family story
with “Shoplifters”. Osamu is the father of a poor family that can only manage to survive with small heists.
While shoplifting, Osamu and his son find a small girl who is cold and out in the street. In spite of everything, they decide to look after the helpless girl. But an unexpected event will unfold the secrets and endanger the family ties…

 

Kore-eda Hirokazu Filmography:

2017 The Third Murder

2016 After the Storm

2015 Our Little Sister

2013 Like Father, Like Son

2011 Kiseki

2009 Airdoll

2008 Still Walking

2006 Hana

2004 Nobody Knows

2001 Distance

1998 After Life

1995 Maborosi

 

Awards:

Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or

International Cinephile Society Cannes Awards - Prix du Jury

Munich Film Festival - ARRI/OSRAM Award, Best International Film

Ayka

​Russia, Germany, Poland, Kazakhstan, China / 2018 / DCP / Colour / 100’ / Russian, Kazakh / English and Turkish subtitles

Sergey Dvortseyov imzalı Ayka, yeni doğum yapan zor durumdaki genç bir kadının yaşadıklarına odaklanıyor.

Director: Sergey Dvortsevoy
Screenplay: Sergey Dvortsevoy, Gennadij Ostorwskij
Cinematography: Jolanta Dylewska
Editing: Petar Markovich, Sergey Dvortsevoy
Music: Roque Banos
Producer: Kinodvor, Pallas Film
Cast: Samal Yeslyamova

 

Ayka, directed by Sergey Dvortseyov, focuses on the experience of a young woman in dire straits who has just
given birth. Ayka, who is not ready to raise a child and does not have any income or even a room, finds herself in a bitter struggle in which she acts completely on her instincts just to take care of her child. Samal Yeslyamova, who has made a significant impression with her bold solo performance, won the Best Actress Award at Cannes Film Festival.

 

Awards:    

Cannes Film Festivali - En İyi Kadın Oyuncu- Samal Yeslyamova

 

Filmografi / Filmography:

2008 Tulpan

 

Çınar / Planetree

Turkey / 2018 / DCP / Colour / 99’ / Turkish / English subtitles

Planetree, shot by director Mustafa Karadeniz with inspiration from his own life, contains an emotional and shocking story.

Director: Mustafa Karadeniz
Screenplay: Mustafa Karadeniz
Cinematography: Olcay Oğuz
Editing: Ahmet Boyacıoğlu, Ayhan Ergürsel, Talha Baş
Music: Oğuz Aksaç, Savaş Yakupoğlu, Erdinç Aksaç
Producer: Mustafa Karadeniz, Uğur Deniz Terzioğlu, Orhan Koçak
Cast: Sezgin Cengiz, Şilan Düzdaban, Yunus Emre Çelik, Halil Demir, Mert Aygün, Zemine Tanyeri

 

Planetree, shot by director Mustafa Karadeniz with inspiration from his own life, contains an emotional and shocking story. The film tells the story of a couple living in harsh conditions in a mountain village in the Sarıkamış district of Kars and their struggle for life together with their handicapped child. Çınar, which is also the name of the director’s mother, reflects the difficulties of life and being a family with a strict language.

Birds of Passage / Pájaros de verano

Colombia, Denmark, Mexico / 2018 / DCP / Colour / 120‘ / Wayuu language, Spanish, English / Turkish subtitles

Birds of Passage, which handles the subjects of violence, crime and family, has been widely acclaimed and screened at various European festivals.

Director: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra
Screenwriter: Maria Camila Arias, Jacques Toulemonde Vidal
Cinematography: David Gallego
Editing: Miguel Schverdfinger
Music: Leonardo Heiblum
Producer: Cristina Gallego, Katrin Pors
Cast: Natalia Reyes, Carmina Martinez, Jose Acosta, Jhon Narvaez, Jose Vicente

 

Birds of Passage, directed together by Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra who has drawn attention with his film Embrace of the Serpent, reflects a 10-year time period in which cartel wars ensued in Colombia. Rapayet and his indigenous family, who smuggle marijuana in amidst of these wars, face a serious challenge to ensure that things do not get out of hand. Birds of Passage, which handles the subjects of violence, crime and family, has been widely acclaimed and screened at various European festivals.

 

Awards:

Motovun Film Festivali – FIPRESCI En İyi Film

Motovun Film Festival – FIPRESCI Best Film

 

Ciro Guerra Filmography:

2015 Embrace of the Serpent 

2009 The Wind Journeys 

2004 Wandering Shadows

Kailash

USA / 2018 / DCP / Colour / 92’ / Hindu, English / Turkish subtitles

In Kailash, Derek Doneen redirects his camera to one of the most important issues in the world: slavery.

Director: Derek Doneen
Cinematography: Zachary Shields, Lars SKree
Editing: Joshua Altman, Brian David Lazarte
Music: Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans
Producer: Davis Guggenheim, Purnima Raghunath
Cast: Asmita, Swati Jha, Sumedha Kailash, Arshad Mehdi, Bhuwan Ribhu, Kailash Satyarthi

 

In Kailash, which left Sundance Film Festival with the Grand Jury Prize, Derek Doneen redirects his camera to
one of the most important issues in the world: slavery. With Kailash, we keep track of the uprising against
slavery and the global movement started by Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi and his children, following this ever-present harsh reality from a different point of view…



Awards:

Sundance Film Festivali – Büyük Jüri Ödülü

Sundance Film Festival – Grand Jury Prize

 

Derek Doneen Filmography:

2014 – Spent: Looking for Change (Short documentary)

2008 – Aquarium: Nosaj Thing (Short film) 

 

Capernaum / Capharnaüm

Lebanon, USA / 2018 / DCP / Colour / 120’ / Arabic / English and Turkish subtitles

Capernaum focuses on the political developments related to a child suing his own family.

Director: Nadine Labaki
Screenplay: Jihad Hojeily, Michelle Keserwany
Cinematography: Christopher Aoun
Editing:  Konstantin Bock
Music: Khaled Mouzanar
Producer: Michel Merkt, Khaled Mouzanar
Cast: Kawthar Al Haddad, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Nadine Labaki, Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Fadi Yousef

Capernaum, the latest film by Nadine Labaki which she both directs and acts in, focuses on the political
developments related to a child suing his own family. Labaki provides an outlook on being a family and political
events through the eyes of children and manages to deeply connect the feeling of reality with a cast consisting almost completely of amateur actors/actresses. The film has received many awards at Cannes Film Festival.



Awards:

Cannes Film Festival – Jury Prize 

                         Prize of the Ecumenical Jury Citizenship Award

Melbourne Film Festivali – Best Narrative Feature

Norveç Film Festivali – Best Film    

Saraybosna Film Festivali – Best Feature Film

 

Nadine Labaki Filmography:

2011 Where Do We Go Now

2007 Caramel

 

Cold War / Zimna Wojna

Poland, Britain, France / 2018 / DCP / B&W / 84’ / Polish / English and Turkish subtitles

Cold War is a unique love story based in 1950’s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris…

Director: Pawel Pawlikowksi
Screenplay: Janusz Glowacki, Pietr Borkowski
Cinematography: Lukasz Zal
Editing: Jaroslaw Kaminski
Producer: Opus Film, Apocalypso Pictures
Cast: Joana Kulig, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulezsa, Cedric Kahn, Jeanne Balibar

Cold War is a unique love story based in 1950’s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris… The movie reflects the impossible
but passionate love of a man and a woman who are polar opposites and comes into prominence with its strong
cinematography and successful acting. Pawel Pawlikowski, who was previously awarded an Oscar with Ida, managed to win the Best Director Award at Cannes Film Festival thanks to his innovative approach in this movie.

 

Awards

Cannes Film Festival – Best Director

 

Pawel Pawlikowksi - Filmography
2013 Ida
2011 The Woman in the Fifth
2004 My Summer of Love
2000 Last Resort
1998 The Stringer

Trust

Turkey / 2018 / DCP / Colour / 100’ / Turkish / English subtitles

With his first feature film Trust, Sefa Öztürk reflects notions such as family, trust and doubt in a spectacular fashion.

Director: Sefa Öztürk
Screenplay: Sefa Öztürk
Cinematography: Feza Çaldıran
Editing: Ömer Günüvar
Music: Erdem Helvacıoğlu
Producer: Serkan Acar, Muhammet Çakıral, Dilek Aydın
Cast: Serkan Keskin, Bülent Çolak, Gözde Çığacı, Ahmet Kaynak, Doğukan Polat, Sabriye Kara, Feride Çetin

 

With his first feature film Trust, Sefa Öztürk reflects notions such as family, trust and doubt in a spectacular fashion. Ali and Meryem, who live rather simple lives, are shocked by the re-emergence of Ferit, a figure from their past. Ferit is a former lover of Meryem, with whom he also had a child. After a short while, Ferit’s suspicious death unfolds everything. Ali and Meryem are now a real family and have to trust each other, no matter what.

3 Faces / Se Rokh

Iran / 2018 / DCP / Colour / 100’ / Persian / English and Turkish subtitles

Panahi, known for his controversial works that go against the system, once again meets the audience with a movie based on the social oppression in Iran.

Director: Jafar Panahi
Screenplay: Jafar Panahi, Nader Saeviar
Cinematography: Amin Jafari
Editing: Mastaneh Mohajer, Panah Panahi
Producer: Jafar Panahi Film Production
Cast: Behnaz Jafari, Jafar Panahi, Marziyeh Rezaei, MAedeh Erteghaei, Narges Del Aram

 

Panahi, known for his controversial works that go against the system, once again meets the audience with a movie based on the social oppression in Iran. Three Faces, which brings reality and fantasy together just like in Taxi, starts with the call of a young girl who cannot go to the drama school because of her parents. Upon a video sent by the girl, Panahi and renowned actress Behnaz Jafari embark on an unforgettable journey to find a solution for her problem.

 

Jafar Panahi Filmography:

2015 Jafar Panahi’s Taxi

2013 Closed Curtain

2006 Offside

2003 Crimson Gold

2000 The Circle

1997 The Mirror

1995 The White Balloon



Awards:

Academy Awards – Best Costume Design
Golden Globe Awards – Best Foreign Language Film

A Twelve-Year Night / La noche de 12 años

Uruguay, Argentina, Spain / 2018 / DCP / Colour / 123’ / Castilian Spanish / English and Turkish subtitles

Alvaro Brechner delivers a groundbreaking drama based on real life with A Twelve-Year Night.

Director: Alvaro Brechner
Screenplay: Alvaro Brechner
Cinematography: Carlos Catalán
Editing: Irene Blecua, Nacho Ruíz Capillas
Music: Federico Jusid
Producer: Mariela Besuievsky, Gerardo Herrero, Vanessa Ragone
Cast: Antonio de la Torre, Chino Darín, Alfonso Tort, Soledad Villamil, Silvia Pérez Cruz, César Troncoso, Nidia Telles, Mirella Pascual

 

Alvaro Brechner, one of the most awe-inspiring young directors of Uruguay, delivers a groundbreaking drama based on real life with A Twelve-Year Night. The year is 1973 and Uruguay is under military dictatorship. One night, three Tupamaro prisoners are taken from their jail cells in a secret military operation. The order is precise: “If we can’t kill them, then we’ll drive them insane”. The three men will remain in solitary confinement for twelve years. Among them is Pepe Mujica – later to become president of Uruguay.


Awards:

Berlin Film Festival – Eurimages Co-Production Development Award, Special Mention

                                  ARTE International Prize

 

Alvaro Brechner Filmography:

2014 Mr. Kaplan

2009 Bad Day to Go Fishin