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Critically acclaimed films @ Filmekimi

Posted on 20 August 2013

A selection of the year’s most critically acclaimed films that had their world premieres in Cannes and Berlin are once again headed to istanbul cinemas for this year’s Filmekimi autumn film showcase.

Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s “Le Passé” (The Past), which premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where it brought the best actress award to its lead, Berenice Bejo, as well as “Gloria,” which picked up the best actress award in Berlin, will be two of the highlights.

The nine-day overview of the year’s most popular films will run from Sept. 28 through Oct. 6 in Istanbul.

In “The Past,” Farhadi, the director of the 2012 foreign-language Oscar winner “A Separation,” tells the story of an Iranian man who returns to France to finalize a divorce but soon becomes entangled with his ex-wife again. “Gloria,” directed by Chile’s Sebastián Lelio, stars Paulina García as a middle-aged woman in search of love and adventure in modern-day Santiago.

“Only Lovers Left Alive,” Jim Jarmusch’s vampire movie starring Tilda Swinton; “Jeune & Jolie” (Young & Beautiful), billed by its director, François Ozon, as a “contemporary portrait of a teenage girl in four seasons and four songs”; and “The Congress,” a live action/animation film by Ari Folman, the Israeli director of the critically acclaimed 2008 animation film “Waltz with Bashir,” all three of which premiered in Cannes, were also among the seven titles announced on Monday.

“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” an American independent film directed by David Lowery, which premiered at this year’s Sundance festival, and “La danza de la realidad” (The Dance of Reality), by Chilean-French filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky, rounded out the newly announced titles.

The IKSV had already announced last week that Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche’s “La Vie d’Adele” (Blue is the Warmest Color), this year’s winner of the Palme d’Or for best picture in Cannes, will be shown in Filmekimi.

The festival will present around 40 films in total. The full program is expected to be announced in September. Tickets will go on sale on Sept. 21 at Biletix and İKSV.

When: Sept. 28 through Oct. 6

Tickets: Tickets will go on sale on Sept. 21 at Biletix and IKSV


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