Festival on Wheels to bring latest ‘World Cinema’ to 3 Turkish cities

Eight recent feature films that have debuted to critical acclaim on the international festival circuit will be offered in the World Cinema program of this yearand’s Festival on Wheels, Turkeyand’s annual traveling indie and art-house cinema showcase that is set to unroll its 21st edition later this month in Ankara.
The World Cinema lineup is one of the festivaland’s annual staples and this yearand’s selection includes three countriesand’ official submissions to next yearand’s Academy Awards.
One of the hottest titles on the lineup is and”Extraordinary Tales,and” an animated retelling of five of Edgar Allan Poeand’s best-known stories, directed by award-winning Spanish animator Raul Garcia, which will have its Turkish premiere in Ankara as part of Festival on Wheels.
Two other highlights are female director Ines Tanovicand’s and”Our Everyday Life,and” a drama about the struggles of a middle-class family in a postwar country, which is Bosniaand’s entry for the foreign language Oscar race in the 88th Academy Awards and Slovakiaand’s Oscar entry, and”Koza,and” the story of a former Olympic boxer, directed by Ivan Ostrochovskandyacute. The multiple award-winning and”The Second Mother,and” Braziland’s foreign Oscar submission, directed by Anna Muylaert is also on the bill.
Paolo Sorrentinoand’s newest Cannes offering and”Youth,and” starring Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Jane Fonda and Rachel Weisz and Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakuland’s newest drama and”Cemetery of Splendor,and” which also premiered at this yearand’s Cannes film festival, are among the hotly anticipated titles.
Director Santiago Mitreand’s Cannes Film Festival Criticsand’ Week Grand Prize and FIPRESCI Prize-winning and”Paulina,and” about a woman who ditches a promising career to teach in one of Argentinaand’s poorer regions and and”Tikkun,and” which won awards at this yearand’s Locarno and Jerusalem film festivals, round out the bill.
The 21st Festival on Wheels will travel three Turkish cities from Nov. 26 through Dec. 10. The festival will begin with a seven-day program running Nov. 26-Dec. 2 in Ankara, its birthplace. From there it will travel to Bursa for a four-day stint running Dec. 4-7 and wrap up with a two-day program on Dec. 9-10 in Kastamonu.
For further information, see http:ankarasinemadernegi.orgen.

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