‘Can’ to compete at Sundance Film Fest

‘Can’ to compete at Sundance Film Fest

ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
‘Can’ to compete at Sundance Film Fest

‘Can’ will compete in the World Cinema category at the festival.

Turkish director Raşit Çelikezer’s “Can” will be screened in the 2012 Sundance Film Festival’s World Cinema Dramatic Competition, according to reports.

The world’s largest independent film festival will be held Jan. 19-29, 2012. For the first time in its history, it will feature a Turkish film in its program for foreign feature films, along with 14 other movies.

This year 110 films from 31 countries will be screened. Of these films, 88 will make their world premier at the festival, including “Can.”

The four main competitions at the festival will be for best American feature film, best American documentary, best foreign feature film and best foreign documentary. “Can,” which won the Behlül Dal Digitürk Special Jury Award at the 48th International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, will compete for best foreign feature film.

Starring Selen Uçer, Serdar Orçin, Yusuf Berkan Demirbağ and Erkan Avcı, “Can” tells the story of a newly married couple living in Istanbul when they endure hardship trying to have a child illegally.
The film will be released in Turkey in March 2012.