Japan France, 2017, DCP, Color, Panorama Japanese with Turkish English subtitles
Director: Naomi Kawase
Screenplay: Naomi Kawase
Cinematography: Arata Dodo
Editing: Tina Baz
Music: Ibrahim Maalouf
Cast: Masatoshi Nagase, Ayame MIsaki, Tatsuya Fuji, Kazuko Shirakawa, Misuzu Kanno
Producer: Naoya Kinoshita, Masa Sawada, Yumiko Takebe
Production Company: Comme des Cinémas, Kumie
World Sales: MK2 Films
Naomi Kawase’s delicate movie Radiance conveys the poetry of everyday life and nature through lyrics, sounds and images. Misoki is a woman who writes audio descriptions for the visually impaired people, and the story develops around her involvement with a target group. Kawase gets to the core of cinema while focusing on the relationship of Misoki and a late-blinded photographer in the group.
Born and raised in Nara, KAWASE graduated from Visual Arts Osaka in 1989. Her films, Embracing and KATATSUMORI received international recognitions and awards at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival in 1995. With her first feature, SUZAKU (1997), she became the youngest filmmaker to receive the Camera d’Or at the Festival de Cannes with her. At the Festival de Cannes, she has also won the Grand Prix with The Mourning Forest /MOGARI (2007), the Carrosse d’Or in 2009, and also served as one of the jurors for the competition in 2013. In 2015, KAWASE was bestowed with the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French Minister of Culture. In 2017, “Hikari” (RADIANCE) was selected as one of the competition films and given Ecumenical Jury awards
MY SHORT WORDS
Turkey, 2017, DCP, Color, 97’, Panorama, Turkish with English subtitles
Director: Bekir Bülbül
Screenplay: Bekir Bülbül
Cinematography: Anıl Demir
Editing: Necdet Tok, Bekir Bülbül
Music: İmamyar Hasanov
Cast: Ebubekir Said İdare, Mevlüt İdare, Ahmet Enes Yaman, Muhammet Ali Çağlar, Mahmut Topaklı, Melek Çağlar
Producer: Büşra Bülbül
Production Company: Mayıs Film
On a hot summer day, three kids living in a poor Anatolian village go to a fountain gutter, but see that it’s too small for swimming. They’ve always been yearning for swimming in the lake which can be seen from the village. And while enjoying the lake view from a distance, they decide to bike there without telling their parents. Their bicycle tires go flat, but they don’t give up and get to the lake despite all the troubles on the way. As much as they’re thrilled by making their dream come true, they must head back home now. Heading back home, however, won’t be that easy.
Born in 1985 in Konya. He graduated from Sakarya University’s Department of Computer Science in 2009, and received his master’s degree in Drama from İstanbul Haliç University. While teaching film and drama at a high school in İstanbul, he pursued his professional acting career at several private theaters. From 2014 to 2015, he starred in and worked as a production staff on five short films; “Dem”, “Sadece Bir Rüya mı?”, “Agoni”, “Adalet” and “Manzara.”
BEYOND THE CLOUDS
Turkey, 2017, DCP, Color, 99’, Panorama, Turkish with English subtitles
Director: Kaan Atilla Taşkın
Screenplay: Kaan Atilla Taşkın
Cinematography: Oktay Kaya
Editing: Kaan Atilla Taşkın
Cast: Yunus Emre Taşkın, Canan Yavuzaslan, Aleyna Gül Taşkın, İsmail Bayrak, Melisa Taşkın
Producer: Yıldıray Yanlı
Production Company: Arof Müzik ve Yapım
Emre is a 15-year-old boy living in the highlands of the Black Sea. He is in love with Nilay, his classmate. But on the report day, he finds out that it’s a one-sided love. He later meets Songül, whom he treats very bad despite her good intentions. Emre, however, gradually appreciates Songül’s value, and falls for her. With the intention of declaring his love to Songül, he writes her a letter. But a surprize awaits him at the school.
He was born in 1988 in Trabzon. He graduated from Istanbul University’s Department of Cinema and Television in 2011. He made his first short film “Bilyali” in 2013, then he shot short films “Where is My Teacher?” and “Cuckoo.” His films were screened at various festivals both in Turkey and abroad. By the end of 2016, his first feature film, Behind the Clouds, was filmed. Kaan Atilla Taşkın continues his theoretical and practical studies on cinema.
THE HOUSE BY THE SEA
France, 2017, DCP, Color, 107’, Panorama, French with English, Turkish subtitles
Director: Robert Guédiguian
Screenplay: Robert Guédiguian, Serge Valletti
Cinematography: Pierre Milon
Editing: Bernard Sasia Ses Sound: Laurent Lafran
Cast: Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Jacques Boudet, Anaïs Demoustier, Robinson Stévenin, Yann Tregouët, Geneviève Mnich, Fred Ulysse, Diouc Koma
Producer: Robert Guédiguian, Marc Bordure
Production Company: AGAT Films, Cie
World Sales: MK2 Films International
By a little bay near Marseille lies a picturesque villa owned by an old man. His three children have gathered by his side for his last days: Angela, an actress living in Paris, Joseph, who has just fallen in love with a girl half his age, and Armand, the only one who stayed behind in Marseille to run the family’s small restaurant. It’s time for them to weigh up what they have inherited of their father’s ideals and the community spirit he created in this magical place. The arrival, at a nearby cove, of a group of boat people will throw these moments of reflection into turmoil.
Born in 1953 in Marseille, Robert Guédiguian is first a local boy from l’Estaque, a working class neighborhood in the North of Marseille. In 1980 he directed his first feature film Dernier Ete with Ariane Ascaride and Gerard Meylan, who would both play in most of his films. The Guediguian family was born and grew later on with the arrival of the actor Jean-Pierre Darroussin. Although he preeminently tells stories about people’s lives in their neighborhood, he has tried different genres especially social matters. He is also one of the founding associated producers of Agat Films & Cie and Ex Nihilo.
A MAN OF INTEGRITY
Iran, 2017, DCP, Color, 117’, Panorama, Persian with Turkish subtitles
Director: Mohammad Rasoulof
Screenplay: Mohammad Rasoulof
Cinematography: Ashkan Ashkani
Editing: Mohammadreza Muini, Meysam Muini
Music: Alexandre Desplat
Cast: Reza Akhlaghirad, Soudabeh Beizaee, Nasim Adabi, Misagh Zare Zeinab, Shabani Zhila Shahi
Producer: Mohammad Rasoulof
Production Company: Europe Media Nest
World Sales: The Match Factory GmbH
Reza (35), having distanced himself from the urban quagmire, leads a simple life with his wife and sole child, somewhere in a remote village in Northern Iran. He spends his days working in his farm. Nearby, a private company with close links to the government and local authorities, has taken control of nearly every aspect of the regional life. Its shareholders, accumulating wealth, power and economic rents, have been pushing local farmers and small owners to dilapidate their belongings, farms and estates, to the benefit of the Company’s influential network and its monopoly. It is under their pressure that many villagers have become local rings of the larger network of corruption…
Mohammad Rasoulof was born in Shiraz in 1972. He first took an interest in theater in his youth. After earning a degree in sociology, he went on to study film editing at Sooreh University in Tehran. He debuted in 2002 with the documentary “The Twilight.” His drama “Iron Island” (2005) premiered at Cannes and was later screened at KVIFF’s Another View section. Following the 2009 presidential election in Iran, Mohammad Rasoulof and his colleague Jafar Panahi were arrested while making a movie. At the ensuing trial, Rasoulof was charged with anti-government activities and collusion against national security; he spent a year in prison.
Israel Germany France Switzerland, 2017, DCP, Color, 113’, Panorama,Hebrew, Arabic, German with English, Turkish subtitles
Director: Samuel Maoz
Screenplay: Samuel Maoz
Cinematography: Giora Bejach
Editing: Arik Lahav Leibovich, Guy Nemesh
Music: Ophir Leibovitch, Amit Poznansky
Cast: Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Yonatan Shiray, Gefen Barkai, Dekel Adin, Shaul Amir, Itay Axelrod, Danny Isserless, Itamar Rotschild, Ro’I Miller, Arie Tcherner, Yehuda Almagor, Shira Haas, Karin Ugowski
Producer: Michael Weber, Viola Fügen, Eitan Mansuri, Cedomir Kolar, Marc Baschet, Michel Merkt
Production Company: Spiro Films, Pola Pandora Filmproduktions GmbH, A.S.A.P. Films, KNM
World Sales: The Match Factory GmbH
Michael and Dafna become devastated when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son, Jonathan. Michael becomes increasingly frustrated by the overzealous mourning relatives and well-meaning army bureaucrats. While his sedated wife rests, Michael spirals into a whirlwind of anger only to experience one of life’s unfathomable twists which rivals the surreal military experiences of his son.
Was born in Tel Aviv in 1962. At 13, he received a 8mm movie camera and a roll of film. He wanted to recreate a gunfight scene he had seen in a western and set his camera on the tracks of an approaching train. It got smashed to smithereens. However, by 18, he had already made dozens of films. In 1987 he completed his cinema studies, but it took him 20 years more to finally create his first feature film, Lebanon. He has worn a suit only twice in his life: on his Bar-Mitzva, and when he won the Golden Lion Award in Venice for Lebanon. Eight years later he wrote and directed his second film, Foxtrot.
Belgium France Lebanon, 2017, DCP, Color, 85’, Panorama, Arabic with English, Turkish subtitles
Director: Philippe Van Leeuw
Screenplay: Philippe Van Leeuw
Cinematography: Virginie Surdej
Editing: Gladys Joujou
Music: JeanLuc Fafchamps
Cast: Hiam, Abbass Diamand, Abou Abboud, Juliette Navis, Mohsen Abbas, Moustapha Al Kar, Mohammad Jihad Sleik, Alissar Kaghadou, Ninar Halabi, Elias Khatter
Producer: Guillaume Malandrin, Serge Zeitoun
Production Company: Altitude100 Production, Liaison Cinématographique
World Sales: Films Boutique
Trapped inside her house in a city under siege, Oum Yazan, mother of three, turned her flat into a safe harbor for her family and neighbors, trying to protect them from the war outside. When bombs threaten to destroy the building, when snipers turn the courtyards into deadly zones, and burglars break in to claim their dreadful bounties, maintaining the thin balance of routine inside the walls becomes a matter of life and death.
Born in Brussels in 1954. He currently lives in Paris. He studied at the INSAS film school in Brussels and then moved to Los Angeles to study cinematography at the American Film Institute. After returning to Europe, he worked as a cinematographer on various documentaries and commercials. His first feature film as a cinematographer was La vie de Jésus (The Life of Jesus) by Bruno Dumont in 1997. He made his directorial debut with The Day God Walked Away (2009). Insyriated is his second feature film as director.
HAO JI LE
HAVE A NICE DAY
China, 2017, DCP, Color, Animation, 75’, Panorama, Mandarin with English and Turkish subtitles.
Director: Jian Liu
Screenplay: Jian Liu
Animation Director: Jian Liu
Editing: Militia Xiao Liu
Music: The Shanghai Restoration Project
Cast: Yang Siming, Cao Kou, Ma Xiaofeng, Zhu Changlong, Cao Kai, Zheng Yi
Producer: Yang Cheng, Liu Jian
Production Company: Nezha Bros. Pictures, Le-joy Animation Studio
World Sales: Memento Films International
A city in southern China and a bag containing a million yuan draws several people from diverse backgrounds with different personal motives into a bloody conflict. Philosophising gangster bosses, ageing hitmen, men and women who are tired of the struggle to survive – anyone who happens to have the bag holds on to it tightly, as if it were a lifeline. Hao ji le is a black comedy; the film’s inscrutable, laconic humour holds up a magnifying glass to attitudes to life and social conditions. Humankind’s constant greed meets a deeply insecure country in transition. The signs and symbols of capitalism impose themselves everywhere, but most people are excluded from the life these signs promise. And Mao Zedong’s image still graces the banknotes.
Liu Jian studied Chinese landscape painting and graduated from the Nanjing University of the Arts in 1993. Over the past two decades, his work has drawn on a range of media and aesthetic approaches and has been presented at major exhibitions both in China and abroad. In 1995, he began making animation films. In 2007, he independently established the Lejoy Animation Studio. His first feature-length animation work, Piercing I, premiered at the Holland Animation Film Festival and received numerous prestigious awards across Asia and Europe.
Sweden Germany France Denmark, 2017, DCP Color, 142’, Panorama English, Swedish, Danish, Finnish with English, Turkish subtitles.
Director: Ruben Östlund
Screenplay: Ruben Östlund
Cinematography: Fredrik Wenzel
Editing: Ruben Östlund, Jacob Secher Schulsinger
Music: Oyuncular Cast: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary, Christopher Laessø, Marina Schiptjenko, Elijandro Edouard, Daniel Hallberg, Martin Sööder
Producer: Erik Hemmendorff, Philippe Bober
Production Company: Plattform Produktion AB, Essential Films, Parisienne, Coproduction Office
World Sales: Coproduction Office
Ruben Östlund’s typical elaborated criticism of the modern Scandinavian life, and his ironic approach to urban, professional and successful family men blend with the witty appraisals of contemporary art. The eponym of the film, The Square, is an installation displayed in the yard of a contemporary art museum. Our protagonist is the curator of this museum, and the film portrays his moral dilemma which strikes after a bizarre incident, partly in an amusing way, while focusing on the social class background. Alin Taşçıyan
As an avid skier, Ruben Östlund directed ski films for five years, until his mid 20’s, testifying his taste for long sequence shots. He went on to study film at the University of Gothenburg where he developed his knowledge of constructed and well thought out sequence shots which has continued to evolve through all his films. His work is best described as humorous and accurate observations of human social behaviour. His latest film Turist won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at Cannes in 2014. It was distributed in over 75 territories and became an theatrical box-office success. Besides, Ruben Östlund is a professor of film at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gothenburg, Sweden.
IMMORTAL: A BATTALGAZİ STORY
Turkey, 2017, DCP, Color, Documentary, 50’, Panorama, Turkish with English subtitles
Director: Veysel Karakaş, Nevzat Karakaş, M.Rıza Taşdemir
Screenplay: Nevzat Karakaş
Cinematography: Veysel Karakaş
Editing: Veysel Karakaş
Cast: Nevzat Karakaş, Ali Çavuş Karakaş, M.Rıza Taşdemir, Melisa Dilan Mutlu, Ferhat Karakaş, Enes Karakaş, Abdullah Aksoy, Bünyamin Akgül
Producer: Ali Çavuş Karakaş
Production Company: Karakaş Yapım
Zeynep Uluhan is a tour guide of Malatya’s Battalgazi district. This time, her guests are history students from Eskişehir. Unlike her other journeys, this time she would pass through the Gates to the depths of history, and would come across with the trails of her own past. It’s the story of a journey lingering between the past and present through Seyyid Battalgazi’s biography.
1991, Malatya’da doğumlu Nevzat Karakaş, Maltepe Üniversitesi Radyo, Sinema ve Televizyon Bölümü’nde eğitimini tamamladı. Ağır Unvan (2014), Yara (2015), Çizgi-Bir Baba Oğul Hikâyesi (2016) ve İz – Bir Geri Dönüş Hikâyesi (2016) adlı kısa filmleri bulunmaktadır. Born in 1991 in Malatya. He studied studied Radio, Television & Cinema at Maltepe University. His short films include: Ağır Unvan (2014), Yara (2015), Çizgi-Bir Baba Oğul Hikâyesi (2016) and İz – Bir Geri Dönüş Hikâyesi (2016).
1991 yılında Malatya’da doğan Veysel Karakaş; Karabük Üniversitesi Radyo ve Televizyon Programcılığı bölümünde eğitim gördü. 2013 yılında çektiği ilk kısa filmi Olvido dışında Ağır Unvan (2014), Yara(2015), Uyan(2015), Çizgi-Bir Baba Oğul Hikâyesi (2016) ve İz – Bir Geri Dönüş Hikâyesi adlı kısa filmleri bulunmaktadır.. Born in 1991 in Malatya. He studied Radio and Television Broadcasting at Karabük University. His short films include: Olvido (2013, Ağır Unvan (2014), Yara (2015), Çizgi-Bir Baba Oğul Hikâyesi (2016) and İz – Bir Geri Dönüş Hikâyesi (2016).
1987’de Malatya’da doğan Muhammed Rıza Taşdemir; Haliç Üniversitesi Konservatuar – Tiyatro Bölümü’nden mezun olduktan sonra ilk kısa Filmi Yara’yı(2015) çekti. Born in 1987 in Malatya. After he graduated from the Department of Conservatory and Drama at Haliç University, he made his short film “Yara” in 2015. Along with his short film career.
France Germany Austria, 2017, DCP Color, 107’, Panorama,French with English, Turkish subtitles
Director: Michael Haneke
Screenplay: Michael Haneke
Yönetmeni Cinematography: Christian Berger
Editing: Monika Willi Müzik Music: Guillaume Sciame, Jean-Pierre Laforce
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Mathieu Kassovitz, Franz Rogowski, Toby Jones, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Fantine Harduin, Laura Verlinden
Producer: Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heidusck, Michael Katz
Yapım Şirketi Production Company: Les Films Du Losange, X Filme Creative Pool, Wega Film, ARTE France Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma
World Sales: Cinéart
Happy End’s synopsis resembles a poem by Rilke: “All around us, the world, and we, in its midst, blind. A snapshot from the life of a bourgeois European family.” Set in Calais, a city flooded with refugees seeking to reach the UK through France, the film tells the story of a family focused on its own issues. As a new addition to Haneke’s films’ social engagement of privilege and anti-exploitation, it’s just like a collage of Haneke’s films, with “Code Unknown” and “Caché” being the foremost ones. As a film by a true auteur who knows and teaches how to look, to see and to expose, Happy End feels like a bright, pure and white nightmare by addressing the new exploitation of the refugees who try to escape the former colonists. Alin Taşçıyan
Michael Haneke was born in Munich and grew up in Austria, where he studied philosophy, psychology, and drama at the University of Vienna. His features The Seventh Continent, Benny’s Video, 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance, Funny Games, The Castle, Code Unknown, La Pianiste, Le Temps du loup, Caché, and The White Ribbon have all played the Festival, as did Amour, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Happy End is his latest feature.
Turkey, 2017, DCP, Color, 64’, Panorama Turkish with English subtitles
Director: Murat Pay
Screenplay: Ayşe Pay, Murat Pay, Alper Bozkurt
Cinematography: Feza Çaldıran
Editing: Mesut Ulutaş, Efra Mehan
Music: Ali Saran, Burak Malçok, le rêve réveille
Cast: Mehmed Safiyüddîn Erhan, Mehmet Usta, Suna Sancaktar, Ahmet Taşdemir, Sercan Gülbahar, Nail Kesova, Murat Taştekin, Ahmed Saka
Producer: İsmail Murat Erdağı, Serdar Öğretici
Production Company: Rasathane Film, Okaliptus Medya
Since he was a child, Raci has been in pursuit of Mirâciyye, one of the greatest masterpieces of Turkish music, composed by famous composer Nâyî Osman Dede who died in the early 18th century. In his forties, he ends up in the Nümâniye Dervish Lodge where Mirâciyye tradition has been maintained for over 50 years. In the film, the journey of Mirâciyye is narrated by Mehmed Safiyüddîn Erhan Efendi, a man who’s been involved with Mirâciyye and has been at the Nümâniye Dervish Lodge since he was a child, and has been performing Mirâciyye with his own efforts to date.
After studying RadioTv-Cinema at Marmara University, he graduated from Marmara University’s Faculty of Theology Department of Islamic History and Arts with his master’s thesis: “Shadow Play Karagöz and Cinema.” He studied theoretical and practical in cinema at the Science and Arts Foundation, where he’s been tutoring film workshops since 2005. He wrote articles on cinema for the magazines “Hayal Perdesi” and “Anlayış.” He pursued his film career at Kaplan Film from 2012 to 2014, and joined Rasathane Film in 2014.
Turkey, 2017, DCP, Color, 21’, Panorama, Turkish with English subtitles
Director: Nedime Mahmure Vaizoğlu
Screenplay: Nedime Mahmure Vaizoğlu
Yönetmeni Cinematography: Mehmet Eren Bozbaş
Editing: Murat İzzet Arslan
Music: Sezgin Gezgin, Sezgi Erciyas
Producer: Nedime Mahmure Vaizoğlu
Production Company: Nedime Mahmure Vaizoğlu
It’s the story of five young girls; Nazlıcan from Erzurum, Dilan and Başak from Sarıkamış, Sevda and Dilşah from Ağrı… They are passionate about skiing and have achieved success in this sport. Their struggle to realize their future dreams; whatever the problems they face, the conflicts of life they have committed with determination; and how effective is skiing in their conversion to independent individuals who stand on their own feet; stories of their beginning of skiing, which they describe as the “savior” of their lives; joys, sorrows.
Nedime Mahmure Vaizoğlu received her master’s degree in economics from Marmara University. After working as a production coordinator on several short film projects, she directed the documentary “Ayayorgi” in 2014, and the feature film “Sen Olsaydın” in 2015. Her latest documentary “Nazlıcan Snowdrop” (2017) is dedicated to the memory of Aslı Nemutlu.
THE SONG OF THE WIND
Turkey, 2016, DCP, Color, 30’, Panorama, Turkish with English subtitles
Director: Kibar Dağlayan Yiğit
Screenplay : Kibar Dağlayan Yiğit
Cinematography: Elif Ece, Yiğit Aker, Yavuz Gümüş
Editing: Hacı Elmas
Producer: Kibar Dağlayan Yiğit
The Song of the Wind is the life story of the people living in a village located in Arguvan, Malatya. While focused on ecology, the film deals with how the villagers don’t abandon their village, how they never abide by the life that is imposed on them, and how the sun, water and land reflect themselves on their lives.
Born in Kiğı, Bingöl in 1968. She worked as an office secretary and in several similar positions for long years, and then started to write stories about life. She currently continues to write stories about life and makes her films through a universal perspective. Her film project “İplik Hayatlar” is currently in script development. She received an Honor Award at the Bursa Women’s Short Film Festival in 2013. She works as a coordinator for the Documentary Section of International Zeugma Film Festival, while continues her role as the Film Screening Coordinator at The Association of Documentary Filmmakers in Turkey.
LA LIBERTAD DEL DIABLO
Mexico, 2017, DCP, Color, 74’, Panorama, Spanish with English, Turkish subtitles
Yönetmen Director: Everardo González Senaryo Screenplay: Everardo González Görüntü Yönetmeni Cinematography: Maria Secco Kurgu Editing: Paloma Lopez Carrillo Müzik Music: Quincas Moreira Oyuncular Cast: Anonimous Yapımcı Producer: Roberto Garza, Inna Payán Yapım Şirketi Production Company: Animal De Luz Films, Artegios Dünya Hakları World Sales: Films Boutique
In Mexico, as cartels thrive and grow ever more ruthless, the phenomenon of violence has emerged as a tragic feature of the country’s life and subconscious. Through firsthand testimonies of victims as well as perpetrators, Devil’s Freedom explores how fear and uncertainty have penetrated every level of Mexican society – asking what meaning is to be found in this violence and the profound fear it engenders. More than a film about the violent deeds themselves, Devil’s Freedom is a psychological plunge into the nightmares and absence that so many dead bodies leave in their wake. The interplay of these personal stories form a complex network with universal echoes, a reflection on the nature of our deepest fears and the most obscure traits of the human psyche.
He is one of the strongest voices in the documentary genre in Latin America. His filmography includes The Song of Pulque (2003), The Old Thieves (2007), The Open Sky (2011), Drought (2011) and El Paso (2015), all screened and awarded at various festivals like IDFA, Toulouse, Locarno, Montreal, BAFICI, Sarajevo, Guadalajara and Morelia.
TOIVON TUOLLA PUOLEN
THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE
Finland Germany, 2017, DCP, Color, 98’, Panorama, English, Arabic, Finnish with Turkish, English subtitles
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Screenplay: Aki Kaurismäki
Music: Tuomari Nurmio, Harri Marstio, Marko Haavisto, Antero Jakoila
Cast:Sherwan Haji, Sakari Kuosmanen, Ilkka Koivula, Janne Hyytiäinen
Producer:Aki Kaurismäki, Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff, Reinhard Brundig
Production Company:Sputnik Oy Oy Bufo Ab Pandora Film
World Sales:The Match Factory
While desperately seeking his sister, a young Syrian refugee is taken into protection by a restaurant owner and his staff. Aki Kaurismäki’s unique universe, humanism and humor once again prove to be successful. In this film, the Finnish director continues to tell the story of the gamechanging ordinary people through a just perspective of the world, and he depicts a small utopia that Europe could build by embracing the illegal immigrants and refugees, saving them from the streets, fighting racism, and taking personal risks for their acknowledged values without blaming the financial crisis.
Aki Kaurismäki was born in 1957 in Orimattila, Finland. His debut as an independent director was Crıme And Punıshment, an adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s novel set in modern Helsinki. Through his collaboration with the rock band the Leningrad Cowboys in several of his films, his worldwide fame has increased. Kaurismäki’s most acclaimed film is The Man Wıthout A Past, which won the Grand Prix and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. His 2017 film The Other Sıde Of Hope won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.
JUSQU’À LA GARDE
France, 2017, DCP, Color, 90’, Panorama, French with English, Turkish subtitles
Director: Xavier Legrand
Screenplay: Xavier Legrand
Yönetmeni Cinematography: Nathalie Durand
Editing: Yorgos Lamprinos Ses Sound: Julien SicartVincent VerdouxJulien Roig
Cast: Denis Ménochet, Léa Drucker, Thomas Gioria, Mathilde Auneveux, Mathilde Saïkaly, Florence Janas, Saadia Bentaïeb, Sophie Pincemaille, Émilie IncertiFormentini, Jérome Care-Aulanier
Production Company: KG Productions
World Sales: Cellulod Dreams
Miriam and Antoine Besson have divorced, and Miriam is seeking sole custody of their son Julien to protect him from a father she claims is violent. Antoine pleads his case as a scorned dad and the appointed judge rules in favor of joint custody. A hostage to the escalating conflict between his parents, Julien is pushed to the edge to prevent the worst from happening.
Xavier Legrand was born in France in 1979. He studied drama at the National Conservatory of Paris. He performed for several directors in plays by Chekov, Shakespeare, Harold Pinter, Michel Vinaver and Peter Handke, and for Philippe Garrel, Laurent Jaoui, Benoit Cohen and Brigitte Sy for the screen. His first short as a director, Just Before Losing Everything, was screened at more than 100 festivals. The film was Oscar-nominated in 2014 and won several awards including four prizes at Clermont-Ferrand in 2013 and the 2014 César for Best Short Film.
Argentina France Spain, 2017, DCP, Color, 114’, Panorama, Spanish, English with Turkish subtitles
Director: Santiago Mitre
Screenplay: Santiago Mitre, Mariano Llinas
Yönetmeni Cinematography: Javier Juliá
Editing: Nicolás Goldbart
Music: Alberto Iglesias
Cast: Ricardo Darín, Dolores Fonzi, Erica Rivas, Elena Anaya, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Alfredo Castro, Gerardo Romano, Leonardo Franco, Paulina García, Christian Slater
Producer: Hugo Sigman, Fernando Bovaira, Matías Mosteirin, Didar Domehri, Simón De Santiago, Fernando Brom, Agustina Llambi Campbell, Leticia Cristi, Axel Kuschevatzky
Production Company: Maneki Films, K&S Films, La Union de los Rios, Mod Producciones, Arte France Cinema, Memento Films Production, Telefe
World Sales: Memento Films Distribution
At a summit for Latin American presidents in Chile, where the region´s geopolitical strategies and alliances are in discussion, Argentine president Hernán Blanco endures a political and family drama that will force him to face his own demons. He will have to come to two decisions that could change the course of his public and private life forever: one regarding a complicated emotional situation with his daughter, and the other, the most important political decision of his career.
Born in Buenos Aires in 1980, Santiago Mitre expresses his talents as a screenwriter and a director. Teaming up with Pablo Trapero, he penned Leonera (2008), which competed at Cannes. Carancho (2010) and Elefante Blanco (2012) were both selected for the Un Certain Regard. In 2011, he cofounded La Union de los Rios, directed his first feature film, The Student, which went on winning the Special Cine+ Jury Prize in Locarno as well as multiple prizes around the world. His second feature film, Paulina, won the Nespresso Grand Prize at La Semaine de la Critique. The Summit (2017) was screened at the 70th Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section.