lundi 21 novembre 2016

Festival on Wheels to hit the road for the 22nd time in Turkey

It’s that time of the year again, when one of Turkey’s oldest film festivals, the Festival on Wheels, gets ready to take on the road for two weeks. The festival will kick off in Ankara on Nov. 25, staying in the capital for a week before traveling to Eskişehir from Dec. 2 to 4 and ending its journey in the northern province of Kastamonu, staying there from Dec. 5 to 7.

Running its 22nd edition and organized by Ankara Cinema Association, the Festival on Wheels once again will screen latest award-winners in its “World Cinema” and “Turkey 2016” sections. Two of the highlights of World Cinema will be Maren Ade’s film sensation of the year, “Toni Erdmann,” the winner of the 2016 Fipresci Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and Germany’s official submission for the Foreign Language Oscar, and Jim Jarmusch’s “Paterson”, his take on a bus driver named Paterson in the city of Paterson, New Jersey.

The “Turkey 2016” section will screen debut features from Mehmet Can Mertoğlu’s “Albüm” (Album), an absurdist take on a couple adopting a baby, and Kıvanç Sezer’s “Babamın Kanatları” (My Father’s Wings), a realistic look at employer-worker relations and perilous working conditions. Having made its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year, the co-directors Soner Caner and Barış Kaya of “Rauf” will also meet audiences in this section. 

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