Four Turkish films at Berlinale
Turkish director Kutluğ Ataman’s film ‘The Lamb’ will make its world premiere at the 64th Berlinale.Four Turkish films will be screened in various categories at the 64th Berlin Film Festival Berlinale. The 64th Berlinale, the first major European cinema showcase of the year, will open Feb. 6 with an all-star romp by US. .director Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” and wrap up on Feb. 16, AFP has reported.
Among the 19 films in the Panorama section, Kutluğ Ataman’s “The Lamb” will be screened. The film, starring Nesrin Cavadzade, Cahit Gök, Mert Taştan, Sıla Lara Cantür and Nursel Köse, will make its world premiere at the event.
Zeynep Dadak and Merve Kayan’s “Mavi Dalga” (The Blue Wave), co-produced by Turkey, Germany, the Netherlands and Greece, will be screened in the Generation 14plus category of the festival. A Turkish German and French co-production, Hüseyin Karabey’s “Sesime Gel” (Were Denge Min) will be shown in Generation Kplus category. Another film in the festival will be Hüseyin Serin’s short film “Ağrı ve Dağ” (Ağrı and the Mountain).
Double Oscar-winning Austrian actor Christoph Waltz, Hong Kong heart-throb Tony Leung and French filmmaker Michel Gondry will be jurors at next month’s Berlin film festival, headed by U.S. producer James Schamus, organizers said Jan. 14. The international jury hands out the festival’s top Golden and Silver Bear awards in the competition.
Schamus is no stranger to the Berlin film festival after “The Wedding Banquet,” a collaboration with Ang Lee, carried off the Golden Bear in 1993. The American also co-wrote the 2000 Mandarin-language international hit “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.”
Fellow jury members include U.S. actress and filmmaker Greta Gerwig, Iranian filmmaker Mitra Farahani, Danish actress Trine Dyrholm and Barbara Broccoli, the daughter of “James Bond” producer Albert Broccoli who, on his death, took over their production with her brother.