Turkish film to compete in Paris Film Festival
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
This year the Paris Film Fest hosts director Aslı Özge in the competition category with her film ‘Lifelong.’The 11th International Paris Film Festival will begin on June 28. This year Turkish director Aslı Özge will be in the competition category with her film “Hayatboyu” (Lifelong).
In the film, Özge sketches the story of a lost love, filmed in desaturated colors and fashionably cool interiors which emphasise the emptiness that lies hidden beneath the surface. Caught in a thick web of lies, alienation and loneliness, the film’s protagonists appear to have made that typical middle-class mistake of sacrificing their personal lives on the altar of their careers.
Competition category of the festival
In the competition category there will be nine films from different parts of the world. The festival will last till July 9.
The famous director Roman Polanski and the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi are some important guests of the festival moderated by the French director Costa Gavras.
At the press conference that was held to promote the festival, Paris Mayor Betrand Delanoe presented the “La Grande Medaille de Vermeil” award to the Iranian director for his contributions in art to Parisian society. Delanoe had presented this award to renowned photographer Ara Güler and director Nuri Bilge Ceylan of Turkey.