Turkish film at London fest
LONDON - Anadolu Agency
Alphan Eşeli’s film ‘The Long Way Home’ will compete at the London Film Festival for the Sutherland Trophy Award.Turkish Director Alphan Eşeli’s first film “Eve Dönüş: Sarıkamış 1915” (The Long Way Home), which won two grand awards at the Montreal International Film Festival 2013, will be competing for the Sutherland Trophy Award at the 57th London Film Festival, which opened on Oct. 9. The award is given to directors for their first feature film.
The film is a frost-bitten, grueling World War I survival story set amid the mountains of Eastern Anatolia as Turkish troops retreat and trust expires, according to statement of the festival committee. The film was shot in Sivas Divriği.
The film’s music was composed by Hungarian musician Mihaly Vig and it will be screened at the festival on Oct. 19 and 20.
The Sutherland Trophy Award was first given to Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu’s film “Tokyo Story” in 1958. Other films competing for the award in this year’s festival are “B For Boy,” “Hide Your Smiling Faces,” “Ilo Ilo,” “Kill Your Darlings,” “Luton,” “Salvo,” “Sarah Prefers to Run,” “Sixteen,” “Trap Street,” “Wounded” and “Youth.”