‘Jin’ to premiere at Berlin film festival
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
‘Jin’ follows the story of a young Kurdish girl. Tukish Director Reha Erdem has described it as ‘a version of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.’Turkish director Reha Erdem’s new feature, “Jin,” will open the “Generation 14plus” section of this year’s Berlin Film Festival next month.
The film will be making its world premiere on Feb. 8 at the event. “Jin” follows the story of a young Kurdish girl, and Erdem himself has described it as “a version of ‘Little Red Riding Hood.’”
This year will mark the third time the Berlin Film Festival will have hosted Erdem, after he presented his drama “Hayat Var” (My Only Sunshine) in 2009 as well as his semi-fantastic tale “Kosmos” in the festival’s Panorama section.
The films on the festival’s “Generation 14plus” program are evaluated by a jury consisting of children and teenagers. Last year’s winner was Turkish director Reis Çelik’s fifth feature “Lal Gece” (Night of Silence), which recounts the story of a 14-year-old girl forced by her family to marry an old man.
A short film from Turkey called “Aşura,” by artist and film director Köken Ergun, will also be shown as part of Berlinale’s short film selection.
The 63rd edition of the Berlin Film Festival will take place from Feb. 7 to 17 in the German capital. Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai, whose newest effort “The Grandmaster” will be the opening film of the festival, will preside over the international jury of the main competition.