20th LTFF

20th LTFF Golden Wings Digital Distribution Award winner

The non-Turkish jury members weren't aware that Sivas Kangal is a dog-breed specific to this village, which only enhanced our appreciation of Kaan Mujdeci's urgent and uncompromising drama in terms of its particular vision. There were concerns about the ferocious realism of the dogfight sequences, allayed for us by the filmmakers' reassurance that no animals were harmed: these scenes, graphic and intensely realised as they are, plunge us into the culture of male-dominated spectatorship in a brutal and unforgiving sport. Thanks in part to its wonderful, bristling lead performance by Dogan Izci, the film also manages to invest its boy-dog relationship with compassion but none of the sentimentality usually endemic to such stories. And in stylistic terms it was the boldest piece of work we looked at, combining a visceral handheld intimacy with expansive use of landscape that was never merely pictorial. For these reasons Sivas was the jury's unanimous choice.

 

Festival Jury

Helen De Witt

Helen De Witt is Head of Cinemas at the BFI, leading programme development for BFI Southbank. She also programmes the Experimenta strand of the BFI London Film Festival. Prior to this, she was festivals producer at the BFI, delivering the London Film Festival and the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (no BFI Flare). She has teaches Film Studies for Birkbeck College, University of London and has published articles on independent cinema, artists’ film and video, and football.

Ryan Gilbey

Ryan Gilbey is film critic of the New Statesman and was named Reviewer of the Year in the 2007 Press Gazette magazine awards. He also writes for the Guardian on film, theatre and comedy. He is the author of It Don’t Worry Me, a book about 1970s US cinema, as well as a study of Groundhog Day in the BFI Modern Classics series.

Mehmet Ergen

Mehmet Ergen has been Artistic Director of Arcola Theatre since founding it in 2000. Previously he was Artistic Director of the Southwark Playhouse, which he co-founded, from 1993 to 1999, and Associate Producer at BAC. Mehmet is also Artistic Director of Arcola Istanbul (Talimhane Theatre), which he founded in 2008. He has won a variety of awards for his work including: the Time Out Award for Outstanding Achievement, a Time Out Award for Best Fringe Production, the Angela Carter Award, and the WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Musical. His recent productions at the Arcola include Don Gil of the Green Breeches, Mare Rider, Sweet Smell of Success and The Painter.

Tim Robey

Tim Robey has written on film, and occasionally books, for the Daily Telegraph since 2000. He is co-editor of The DVD Stack (Canongate), a guide to the best versions of movies available globally, and turns up on Radio 4’s Front Row, the Film Programme, Monocle FM Radio and BBC Film 2015.

 

 

Festival Trailer

 

Niyazi Gül, The Galloping Vet

Niyazi Gül Dörtnala
Turkey 2015 / 106m
English Subtitles / Cert TBA
Director Hakan Algül
Cast Ata Demirer, Demet Akbağ, Şebnem Bozoklu, Levent Ülgen

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Come to My Voice

Were Dengê Min / Sesime Gel
Turkey 2013 / 104m
English Subtitles / Cert 15
Director Hüseyin Karabey
Cast Muhsin Topçu, Feride Gezer, Melek Ülger, Savaş Emrah Özdemir

29th Mar Del Plata International Film Festival – Best Film
64th Berlin International Film Festival – Generation selection

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Gone: The Other and Unknown

Gittiler: Sair ve Meçhul
Turkey 2014 / 94m
English Subtitles / Cert 15
Director Kenan Korkmaz
Cast Yuhannun Akay, Ruhi Sarı, Sonya Akay, Savaş Özdemir

33rd International Istanbul Film Festival – National Competition

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Sivas

Sivas
Turkey / Germany 2014 / 97m
English Subtitles / Cert 15
Director Kaan Müjdeci
Cast Doğan İzci, Muttalip Müjdeci, Okan Avcı, Banu Fotocan

71st Venice Film Festival – Grand Jury Prize
51st International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival – Jury Prize

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Song of My Mother

Klama Dayîka Min / Annemin Şarkɪsɪ
Turkey / France / Germany 2014 / 90m
English Subtitles / Cert 12A
Director Erol Mintaş
Cast Feyyaz Duman, Zübeyde Ronahi, Nesrin Cavadzade, Aziz Çapkurt

2014 Sarajevo Film Festival – Best Film
51st International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival – Best First Film

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Until I Lose My Breath

Nefesim Kesilene Kadar
Turkey / Germany 2015 / 94m
English Subtitles / Cert 15
Director Emine Emel Balcı
Cast Esme Madra, Rıza Akın, Sema Keçik, Uğur Uzunel

65th Berlin International Film Festival – Forum selection

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ONUR ÜNLÜ PROGRAMME


Five Cities

Beş Şehir
Turkey 2010 / 95m
English Subtitles / Cert 15
Director Onur Ünlü
Cast Beste Bereket, Tansu Biçer, Ahmet Rıfat Sungar, Bülent Emin Yarar

46th Int. Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival – Best Screenplay
29th International Istanbul Film Festival – Best Actor (Tansu Biçer)

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Let's Sin

İtirazım Var
Turkey 2014 / 110m
English Subtitles / Cert 15
Director Onur Ünlü
Cast Serkan Keskin, Hazal Kaya, Büşra Pekin, Öner Erkan

33rd International Istanbul Film Festival – Best Director

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Police

Polis
Turkey 2007 / 113m
English Subtitles / Cert 15
Director Onur Ünlü
Cast Haluk Bilginer, Özgü Namal, Ragıp Savaş, Sermiyan Midyat

18th Ankara International Film Festival – Best Actor (Haluk Bilginer)

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Son of the Sun

Güneşin Oğlu
Turkey 2008 / 89m
English Subtitles / Cert 15
Director Onur Ünlü
Cast Haluk Bilginer, Özgü Namal, Köksal Engür, Bülent Emin Yarar

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The Extremely Tragic Story of Celal Tan
and His Family

Celal Tan ve Ailesinin Aşırı Acıklı Hikayesi
Turkey 2011 / 99m
English Subtitles / Cert 15
Director Onur Ünlü
Cast Selçuk Yöntem, Bülent Emin Yarar, Ezgi Mola, Tansu Biçer

18th International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival – Best Film

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Thou Gild'st the Even

Sen Aydınlatırsın Geceyi
Turkey 2013 / 107m
English Subtitles / Cert 15
Director Onur Ünlü
Cast Ali Atay, Demet Evgar, Serkan Keskin, Cengiz Bozkurt

32nd International Istanbul Film Festival – Best Film

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FEATURE FILMS

 

A Good Fellow

İyi Biri
Turkey 2014 / 109m
English Subtitles / Cert 12A
Director Ayhan Sonyürek
Cast Cengiz Bozkurt, Mustafa Alabora, Macit Sonkan, Aysan Sümercan

51st International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival
Audience Choice

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Before Sunrise

Şafakla Dönenler
Turkey 2014 / 70m
English Subtitles / Cert 15
Director Murat Eroğlu
Cast Mehmet Ünal, Kadir Selçuk, Gürkan Korkmaz, Emre Kentmenoğlu

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But Müzeyyen That's the
Deepest Desire

Fakat Müzeyyen Bu Derin Bir Tutku
Turkey 2014 / 106m
English Subtitles / Cert 15
Director Çiğdem Vitrinel
Cast Erdal Beşikçioğlu, Sezin Akbaşoğulları, Ege Aydan, Derya Alabora

51st International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival
Best Cinematography

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Eye Am

Gözümün Nûru
Turkey / France 2013 / 78m
English Subtitles / Cert 12A
Directors Hakkı Kurtuluş, Melik Saraçoğlu
Cast Melik Saraçoğlu, Hakkı Kurtuluş, Bilgin Saraçoğlu, Ahmet Saraçoğlu

36th Moscow Int. Film Festival – Special Jury Prize "Silver George".
20th International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival – Best Film

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Fish

Balık
Turkey 2014 / 80m
English Subtitles / Cert 12A
Director Derviş Zaim
Cast Bülent İnal, Sanem Çelik, Myroslava Kostyeva, Gizem Akman

21st International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival – Best Screenplay

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Last Stop: Salvation

Kurtuluş Son Durak
Turkey 2011 / 104m
English Subtitles / Cert 12A
Director Yusuf Pirhasan
Cast Belçim Bilgin, Demet Akbağ, Asuman Dabak

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Rimo and Zimo Peace in Town

Rimolar ve Zimolar Kasabada Barış
Turkey 2014 / 73m
English Subtitles / Cert U
Directors Nermin Er, İsmet Kurtuluş
Cast Janset, Yekta Kopan, Şevket Süha Tezel, Ezgi Mola

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Rumbling Hearts

Guruldayan Kalpler
Turkey 2014 / 97m
English Subtitles / Cert 12A
Director Ömer Uğur
Cast Necip Memili, Algı Eke, Devin Özgür Çınar

51st International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival
Best Director

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The Fish in Me

İçimdeki Balık
Turkey / Greece / Australia 2014 / 89m
English Subtitles / Cert 12A
Director Ertan Velimati Alagöz
Cast Deniz Celiloğlu, Deniz Özdoğan, Okan Avcı, Emirhan Arapoğlu

21st International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival
Best Actress (Deniz Özdoğan)

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FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES

 

Little Black Fishes

Küçük Kara Balıklar
Turkey 2014 / 80m
English Subtitles / Cert 15
Directors Cem Terbiyeli, Ezel Akay, Serpil Güler, Önder İnce, A. Haluk Ünal

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Through My Lens

Artık Hayallerim Var
Turkey 2015 / 62m
English Subtitles / Cert 12A
Director Nefin Dinç

7th TRT Documentary Film Prize - Best Film

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We Hit the Road

Yollara Düştük
Turkey 2014 / 56m
English Subtitles / Cert PG
Director Deniz Yeşil

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Edifice

Edifice
Turkey 2014 / 12m
No dialogue / Cert 12A
Director Irmak Karasu
Cast Hazal Kızıltoprak, Ecem Alfan, Yasin Anar, Melek Nur Dudu

» Read More

 


Little Black Fishes

Küçük Kara Balıklar
Turkey / France 2014 / 27m
English Subtitles / Cert 12A
Director Azra Deniz Okyay
Cast Metaxia, Camille de Sablet, Azra Deniz Okyay, Rüçhan Çalışkur

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Man on the Road

Yoldaki Adam
Turkey 2014 / 9m
No dialogue / Cert PG
Director Yusuf Özer
Cast Yılmaz Angay

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The Chocolate Wrapper

The Chocolate Wrapper
UK 2014 / 15m
English Subtitles / Cert 12A
Director Murat Kebir
Cast Dilek Rose, Taser Hassan, Kennedy Mills, Emre Kebir

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The Face

Sûret
Turkey 2014 / 19m
English Subtitles / Cert 12A
Director Cüneyt Karakuş
Cast Sermet Yeşil, Nazan Diper, Pelin Acar, Duygu Kum

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The Wheel of Time

Zamanın Çarkı
Turkey 2014 / 11m
English Subtitles / Cert PG
Director Kağan Kerimoğlu
Cast Şakir Güler, Doğan Keçin, Eren Yağcıoğlu, İdil Fırat

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Ziazan

Ziazan
Turkey / Armenia 2014 / 14m
English Subtitles / Cert PG
Director Derya Durmaz
Cast Emy Vardanyan, Erika Hakobyan, Davit Gevorgyan, Arsen Mevsisyan

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Short Film Competition

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