Ustaoğlu’s latest film at Toronto
ISTANBULThe world gala of Turkish director Yeşim Ustaoğlu’s latest film, “Tereddüt,” will be made at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to be held between Sept. 8 and 18.
The film, which is a joint production of Turkey, Poland and France, will be shown in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the festival.
Starring Funda Eryiğit and Ecem Uzun, as well as Mehmet Kurtuluş, Okan Yalabık and Serkan Keskin, “Tereddüt” (Clair-Obscur) is the psychological dance of two women who are deprived of and distanced from their natural right to mature and discover themselves, to love and be loved, and to sustain a real relationship of their choosing, according to the officials website of the film. The social cost of their psychological wounds reverberates from micro to macro levels throughout society, rotting it from within.
Ustaoğlu received international recognition for her 1999 film, “Güneşe Yolculuk” (Journey To The Sun), which competed at the Berlinale and received the Blue Angel Award for Best European Film and the peace prize before sweeping the Istanbul Film Festival by winning best film, best director, the FIPRESCI Prize and the audience award.
Her “Bulutları Beklerken” (Waiting for the Clouds) premiered at the 2014 Berlinale Panorama and was awarded with the NHK Sundance – International Filmmaker’s Award.
Ustaoğlu’s fourth feature, “Pandora’nın Kutusu” (Pandora’s Box) won the Golden Shell for Best Film and Silver Shell for Best Actress Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival.
Her fifth feature, “Araf” (Somewhere in Between), premiered at the 69th Venice Film Festival, won the best film awards in Abu Dhabi and Split, as well as best performance at the Moscow, Tokyo and Pune Film Festivals.