MALATYA: The 7th Malatya IFF is increasing its international profile, with 12 films selected for this year’s International Competition. The festival kicks off on 9 November 2017 and runs through 16 November.
The films run the gamut from debuts to high-profile Turkish films to internationally awarded auteur films.
The international selection includes Cargo by rising Belgian director Gilles Coulier; the Berlin-awarded Centaur by feted Kyrgyz director Aktan Arym Kubat; Life and Nothing More by Antonio Mendez Esparza;Pomegranate Orchard from Azerbaijan and directed by Ilgar Najaf; and Son of Sofia by Elina Psikou.
Turkey is represented by three films: Grain directed by Semih Kaplanoğlu and starring Jean-Marc Barr; More by actor-turned-director Onur Saylak; and Blue Silence, a coproduction with Belgium directed by Bülent Öztürk.
The debut films include two Iranian films: Blockage directed by Mohsen Gharaei and Mothering by Roqiye Tavakoli; Dede by Georgian director Mariam Khatchvani and Pele Janela – A Window to Rosalia by Caroline Leone.
Sponsored by the Malatya International Film Festival
Source : http://www.filmneweurope.com/news/turkey-news/item/115465-festivals-twelve-films-screen-in-the-malatya-iff-international-competition