‘Watchtower’ to compete at Rotterdam
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
‘Watchtower’ stars Olgun Şimşek (R) and Nilay Erdönmezler.Turkish director Pelin Esmer’s latest film, “Gözetleme Kulesi” (Watchtower), will compete in the main competition of the 42nd International Rotterdam Film Festival, which will take place Jan. 23 to Feb. 3.
The film will compete with 15 films from around the world for the Tiger Award while making its European premiere at the event. The film, which made its world premiere at the 37th Toronto Film Festival and Turkey premiere at the 19th Adana Golden Boll Film Festival, won five awards.
Starring Olgun Şimşek and Nilay Erdönmez, the film also features Menderes Samancılar, Kadir Çermik, Laçin Ceylan, Rıza Akın, Mehmet Bozdoğan and Mehmet Mola. It tells the story of Nihat, who takes refuge in a fire watchtower as a watchman and Seher, who works as a stewardess in buses and takes shelter in a bus terminal.