The 58th edition of Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, supported by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism is preparing to present the most anticipated titles of the year between 2 and 9 October. The festival not only brings together but also supports the film industry with Antalya Film Forum and inspires a new generation of filmmakers with Antalya Film School – two major events that run parallel to the festival. The festival tickets will be released tomorrow via the website biletix.com, where festivalgoers can book their seats for 45 films by 48 directors from 28 countries. The Special Screenings section of the festival will feature 4 award-winning and critically acclaimed titles.
The 58th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival is headed by the Mayor of Antalya Metropolitan Municipality Muhittin Böcek. The administrative director of the festival is Cansel Tuncer, the director Ahmet Boyacıoğlu and artistic director Başak Emre. The directors of Antalya Film Forum are Müge Özen and Pınar Evrenosoğlu.
Festival tickets to be released on September 28!
The open-air screenings, which were introduced last year due to the pandemic conditions and became widely popular, will continue this year. National Feature-Length Competition films will be screened at Under the Stars 1 (Next to the Glass Pyramid), International Competition films at Under the Stars 2 (Behind Doğan Hızlan Library), and National Documentary Competition and Shorts Competition films at Under the Stars 3 (AKM amphitheatre). Guests will be admitted to the open-air theatres only if they are fully vaccinated with two doses, or recovered from a Covid-19 infection.
Festival tickets are available as of September 28, via biletix.com and as of September30, via AKM box offices. Documentary and short screenings at Under the Stars 3 theatre will be free of charge.
The festival tickets cost TL5 and TL3. Open-air screenings are scheduled to begin at 19.15 and 21.45 respectively.
Press conferences of films competing in the National Competition are scheduled to take place one day after the screening at 11:00 and 12:00 at the Balerin Café (AKM) with the attendance of all cast and crew.
For films in the Documentary and Short Film Competitions, Q&A sessions will be held immediately after the screenings. Interviews with the directors of the films at the International Feature Film Competition will take place after the screening at Under The Stars 2 Outdoor Cinema.
Most anticipated titles meet Antalya festivalgoers in Special Screenings!
The most anticipated titles of the year will be screened in Antalya in the scope of the Special Screenings section of the festival. Winner of Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival, Happening by Audrey Diwan focuses on the topic of unwanted pregnancy in 1960s France.
Competed in Cannes Film Festival for Palme d’Or, Mia Hansen-Løve’s Bergman Island narrates the story of a couple journeying to Fårö, Ingmar Bergman’s inspirational residence in Sweden, seeking stimulation for their scenario. The winner of Best Scenario and FIPRESCI awards at Cannes Film Festival, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car focuses on the fledgling relationship between a widower, who arrives in Hiroshima to direct a play, and a driver assigned to their service.
In addition to these titles, another much anticipated film that will be screened in the scope of 58th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival is Asghar Farhadi’s A Hero, which he filmed in Iran in Farsi language after many years in exile. Awarded the Jury Grand Prize at Cannes Film Festival, the film narrates the story of Rahim, who is sentenced to prison because of a debt he cannot pay back. Just like in other Farhadi films, A Hero deals with an ethical dilemma in a sensitive and insightful cinematic style.
Happening, Bergman Island and Drive My Car will have their Turkey premieres at the 58th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival.