From the 71st Venice Film Festival to Filmekimi
ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
'A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence,' the winner of the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival is among the movies that will be screened during Filmekimi.The Istanbul Filmekimi Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), will run between Oct. 11 and Oct. 17. Tickets for the event will go on sale Sept. 27.
Forty-three feature films, including those that premiered at prestigious festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, Venice, and Toronto, will be screened along with the latest works from masters of cinema such as Godard, Cronenberg, Leigh, Loach and Sissako.
The 13th Filmekimi media gathering was held on Sept. 23 at Cezayir Restaurant, with the attendance of Istanbul Film Festival Director Azize Tan and Vodafone Turkey Marketing Director Fatih Uysal.
Uysal explained Vodafone FreeZone users will be offered a complimentary ticket with the purchase of one Filmekimi ticket.
Filmekimi will be held in Atlas, Beyoğlu and Nişantaşı Citylife City’s movie theaters, as well as Kadıköy’s Rexx Movie Theater on the Istanbul’s Asian side, for the first time during its October tour across Turkey.
After Istanbul, the event will visit theaters in Ankara, İzmir, Bursa, Diyarbakır, Şanlıurfa and Trabzon.
Filmekimi will participate in the foreign film program at Gaziantep’s Zeugma Film Festival. Parallel screenings to Filmekimi’s will be held in cooperation with the Zeugma Film Festival and the Kırkayak Cultural Center between Nov. 2 and 9.
Filmekimi will be held in Ankara Büyülü Fener Kızılay Cinema between Oct. 10 and 12, in İzmir Karaca Cinema between Oct. 15 and 19, in Bursa Cinetech Korupark Cinema between Oct. 17 and 19, in Diyarbakır N-City AVM Avşar Cinema between Oct. 24 and 26, in Şanlıurfa Emek Cinema between Oct. 24 and 26 and in Trabzon Lara Cinema between Oct. 31 and Nov. 2.
Two events will be held in collaboration with Fil’m Hafızası for the opening and closing days of the 13th Filmekimi film festival. To celebrate the first screening of Filmekimi in Kadıköy, Kadife Sokak will host “Filmekimi 216” on Oct. 11. There will be other surprises during the night, held free of charge at Liman Kahvesi, Trip and Hera.
Another event held in collaboration with Fil’m Hafızası will take place on the last night of Filmekimi in Istanbul, on Oct. 17 at Public House.
Selections for the festival
Among the award-winning films presented is “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence,” the winner of the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival.
Roy Andersson’s latest film completes his “living” trilogy, and follows “Songs from the Second Floor” (2000) and “You, The Living” (2007). The film follows two traveling salesmen, observing the world and our time.
Another film in the program is Laurent Cantet’s latest film “Return to Ithaca,” following five friends who gather to celebrate the return of Amadeo after 16 years of exile in Spain.
Korean director Kim Ki-duk’s multiple murder thriller “One on One” was the opening film of the Venice Days sidebar at the Venice International Film Festival in September, where it won the Feodora Award.
“It’s a movie about the country where I live, South Korea. If you don’t feel like you are being killed, you should not watch it,” Kim Ki-duk said about his 20th feature film. The film follows seven members of the Shadows Sect, who hunt down seven people suspected of committing a heinous crime.
Feo Aladağ’s “In between Worlds,” Gregg Araki’s “White Bird in a Blizzard,” Ned Benson’s “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them,” Dietrich Brüggemann’s “Stations of the Cross,” Mike Cahill’s “I Origins,” Thomas Cailley’s “Love at First Fight,” Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash,” Gia Coppola’s “Palo Alto,” and Abel Ferrara’s “Pasolini” will also be presented in the program, which can be accessed at filmekimi.iksv.org.