5 new local productions hit big screen at 21st Festival on Wheels

Five recent critically acclaimed domestic productions will be shown in the and”Turkey 2015and” program of this yearand’s Festival on Wheels, which is gearing up for its 21st annual journey, set to begin on Nov. 26 in Ankara.
The selection will offer festival-goers a chance to watch some of the most exciting new local output with their respective directors, the festivaland’s organizers said in a press release on Monday.
One highlight of the program is and”Hasretand” (Yearning), the latest offering from director Ben Hopkins, which will be having its Turkish premiere at Festival on Wheels. and”Hasretand” follows the story of a young director from Germany who arrives in Istanbul on a commission from a TV network to make a film about the city. Spooling through footage in the cutting room one day, he makes out various shapes and figures that escaped his notice during the shoot, but have apparently been picked up by the camera. The director becomes obsessed with the experience and finds himself on a journey from the present day into the cityand’s past.
Emin Alperand’s and”Ablukaand” (Frenzy), which premiered at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, where it picked up a special jury prize Tolga Karaandcelikand’s second feature, and”Sarmaiikand” (Ivy), which premiered earlier in the year at Sundance and and”Ana Yurduand” (Motherland), female director Senem Tanduzenand’s debut feature, which won two awards at this yearand’s Warsaw Film Festival following its premiere in Venice, are also on the bill. Auteur Zeki Demirkubuzand’s newest offering and”Bulantiand” (Nausea), which he wrote, directed and stars in the lead role, rounds out the list.
Organized annually by the Ankara Cinema Association, Festival on Wheels will unroll its 21st year with a seven-day program running Nov. 26-Dec. 2 in Ankara, its birthplace. The festival will travel to Bursa for a four-day stint on Dec. 4-7 and wrap up in Kastamonu with a two-day program on Dec. 9-10. For further information, see http:ankarasinemadernegi.orgen.

SOURCE: TODAY’S ZAMAN

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