57th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival

10 films selected for the 57th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival’s International Feature Film Competition.

The jury members; Turkish writer-director, Emin Alper, the Romanian producer, Ada Solomon, Artistic Director of the Tribeca and Les Arcs European Film Festivals, Frederic Boyer, the Iranian actor-director, Niki Karimi, and the Brazilian video artist, director and screenwriter, Sandra Kogut will be deciding the recipient of this year’s competition.  Ada Solomon is a Romanian producer and one of two Deputy Chairwomen of the European Film Academy. She has produced over 60 films that have collectively won close to 200 awards at festivals such as Cannes, Locarno and Sundance. Among her credits are Child’s Pose (Pozitia Copilului), which picked up the Golden Bear at Berlin, and the Oscar nominated Toni Erdmann, which swept the board at the European Film Awards. Emin Alper was quick to make a name for himself in Turkish cinema after winning the Caligari Award at the Berlinale Forum for his debut feature, Beyond the Hill (Tepenin Ardı), and the Special Jury Prize at Venice for his follow-up Frenzy (Abluka). His most recent feature, A Tale of Three Sisters (Kız Kardeşler), premiered at the Berlin Film Festival last year and won multiple awards. Frederic Boyer is the Artistic Director of both the Tribeca and Les Arcs European Film Festivals, as well as newly appointed Head of Programming at Iceland’s Reykjavik International Film Festival. The award-winning Iranian actor, director and screenwriter Niki Karimi has worked with multiple filmmakers, including the likes of Behrouz Afkhami, Masoud Kimiai, Darush Mehrjui and Tahmineh Milani. Since making her directorial debut in 2005 with One Night, which premiered in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, she has continued her career both behind and in front of the camera. The film and video artist Sandra Kogut has had her work featured at venues such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Lincoln Center and Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Harvard Film Archive and Forum des Images.

This year’s competition line-up include: Emmanuel Courcol’s Cannes 2020 Official Selection comedy, The Big Hit, Hungarian director, Lili Horvat’s Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time, Pamela Tola’s comedy Ladies of Steel and Massoud Bakhshi’s Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness.

Also, 6 films in competition will premiere in Turkey at Antalya. Palestinian director, Ameen Nayfeh’s 200 Meters is a powerful portrait of the Palestinian experience in Israeli occupied territory and stars Ali Suliman, known for his performance in films such as Body of Lies, The Kingdom and Paradise Now. In Nowhere Special, Uberto Pasolini takes a deeply sensitive look at the issues of family and adoption. The Ties, from Daniele Luchetti, is a contemporary story of love, fidelity, betrayal, regret and shame which centers around a couple’s 30-year relationship. Ana Roche de Sousa’s Listen, which left Venice with the Horizons Special Jury Prize and Lion of the Future Award, holds a mirror to the voiceless in society through the story of a Portuguese couple in the UK. In their second film Gaza Mon Amour, a love story that could well become a classic, brothers Arab and Tarzan Nasser highlight the challenges and absurdities of life amid the political upheavals in Gaza. And, after turning heads all over the world with the 2006 drama, Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams, Bosnian director, Jasmila Zbanic, turns her camera on the Bosnian war once again in Quo Vadis, Aida?

The festival will be held on 3rd-10th October and the winners of the International Feature Film Competition will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on the evening of Saturday, October 10.

Image: Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time, Antalya FF
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