Int’l films of Antalya Film Festival announced
Films from Germany, Belgium, Brazil, Czechia, France, Croatia, Iran, Sweden, Japan, Qatar, Lebanon, Norway, Rwanda, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia and Tunisia will compete for a 100,000-Turkish Lira award in the categories of Best Film and Best Director.
This year, German director and screenwriter Wolfgang Becker will head the jury of the International Feature Film Competition.
Becker won the Golden Leopard in Locarno for his first film “Butterflies” in 1988 and then the Jury Special Prize in Berlin for “Child’s Play” in 1992. He made his name heard in the international arena for his “Good Bye Lenin!” which was a nominee for many awards including the Golden Globe, Goya and Cesar.
The members of the jury include Icelandic screen writer and director Runar Runarsson, Dutch actor Johanna ter Steege, Polish producer Ewa Puszczynska and Busan Film Festival director Jay Jeon.
The 10 films to compete at the International Feature Competition are “Let There Be Light” by Marko Skop, “Those Who Remained” by Barnabas Toth, “They Say Nothing Stays The Same” by Joe Odagiri, “Beware Of Children” by Dag J. Haugerud, “Castle Of Dreams” by Reza Mirkarimi, “Three Summers” by Sandra Kogut, “Only The Animals” by Dominik Moll, “Our Lady Of The Nile” by Atiq Rahimi, “A Son / Bir Oğul” by Mehdi Barsaoui and “The Diary Of Diana B.” by Dana Budisavljević.
Ten films on Turkish screens for first time
At the 56th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, 10 films will be shown for the first time in Turkey. Two of these films are Billie Pieper’s “Rare Beasts” and a Lauren Greenfield documentary, “The Kingmaker.”
Four films in the international films category of the festival are coming from this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite,” Céline Sciamma’s “Portrait Of A Lady On Fire,” Asif Kapadia’s “Diego Maradona” and Karim Ainouz’s “The Invisible Life Of Eurídice Gusmao” are among these four films.
The other films are Anca Damian latest film “Marona’s Fantastic Tale,” Alejandro Landes’ “Monos,” Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “The Truth,” which is starring Catherine Deneuve, and Nicolas Bedos’ “La Belle Epoque.”
The festival, which will open on Oct. 26, will end on Nov. 1 with the announcement of the winners of the International Feature Competition.