Istanbul Film Festival 2018

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Cocote (Country: Argentina, Germany, Dominican Republic; Year: 2017; Director: Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias; Writer: Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias; Stars: Vicente Santos, Yuberbi de la Rosa, Enerolisa Núñez, Judith Rodriguez Perez, Pepe Sierra, Ricardo Ariel Toribio)
Alberto, an evangelical gardener, returns to his hometown for the funeral of his father, murdered by an influential man. To mourn the dead man, he is forced to participate in religious celebrations that go against both his will and his beliefs.
Dog (Chien) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2017; Director: Samuel Benchetrit; Writer: Samuel Benchetrit, Samuel Benchetrit, Gábor Rassov; Stars: Vincent Macaigne, Vanessa Paradis, Bouli Lanners, Tom Canivet, Eric De Staercke, Anton Kouzemin, Fabrice Adde, Alexandre von Sivers, Olivier Bisback, Axel Capite, Martin Boucquiaux, Thibaut Pira Van Overeem, Vincent Macaigne, Vanessa Paradis, Bouli Lanners)
A man decides to become a dog when everything else fails in his life.
Good Manners (As Boas Maneiras) (Country: Brazil, France; Year: 2017; Director: Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas; Writer: Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas; Stars: Isabél Zuaa, Marjorie Estiano, Miguel Lobo, Cida Moreira, Andréa Marquee, Felipe Kenji, Nina Medeiros, Neusa Velasco, Gilda Nomacce, Eduardo Gomes, Hugo Villavicenzio, Adriana Mendonça, Germano Melo, Naloana Lima, Clara de Cápua)
A lonely nurse is hired by a wealthy woman as a nanny for her unborn child, but one night has unexpected consequences.
The Home (Country: Iran; Year: 2017; Director: Asghar Yousefinejad; Writer: Asghar Yousefinejad; Stars: Ramin Riazi, Mohadeseh Heyrat, Gholamreza Bagheri, Sedighe Daryani, Narges Delaram, Sirous Mostafa, Maysam Valikhani, Ramin Riazi, Mohadeseh Heyrat, Gholamreza Bagheri, Sedighe Daryani, Narges Delaram, Sirous Mostafa, Maysam Valikhani)
When a man dies, he wants his body donated to medical science, but his daughter is against the idea.
Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts (Country: Indonesia; Year: 2017; Director: Mouly Surya; Writer: Rama Adi, Garin Nugroho, Mouly Surya; Stars: Marsha Timothy, Yoga Pratama, Egy Fedly, Dea Panendra)
A woman seeks revenge after she is raped.
The Pillar Of Salt The Pillar Of Salt
The Pillar Of Salt and Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts
The Pillar Of Salt (Tuzdan Kaide) (Country: Turkey; Year: 2018; Director: Burak Cevik; Writer: Burak Cevik; Stars: Zinnure Türe, Dila Yumurtaci, Esme Madra, Banu Fotocan, Elit Iscan, Nihal G. Koldas, Reyhan Özdilek, Ayse Demirel, Bahar Çevik, Nazan Kesal, Nalan Kuruçim, Zinnure Türe, Dila Yumurtaci, Esme Madra, Banu Fotocan)
Story of a reclusive woman who, on rare trips outside her home, searches for her twin sister.
The Rider (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Chloé Zhao; Writer: Chloé Zhao; Stars: Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau, Cat Clifford, Terri Dawn Pourier, Lane Scott, Tanner Langdeau, James Calhoon, Derrick Janis)
A young cowboy tries to carve out a new identity.
Soldiers. Story From Ferentari (Country: Romania, Serbia, Belgium; Year: 2017; Director: Ivana Mladenovic; Stars: Adrian Schiop, Vasile Pavel-Digudai, Stefan Iancu, Nicolae Marin-Spaniolul, Kana Hashimoto, Dan Bursuc)
A young anthropologist moves to a poor area of Bucharest to study manele music. There he falls for an ex-convict, but what happens when the money runs out?
Western (Country: Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Valeska Grisebach; Writer: Valeska Grisebach; Stars: Meinhard Neumann, Reinhardt Wetrek, Waldemar Zang, Detlef Schaich)
A group of German construction workers on a job in Bulgaria begin to compete for the approval of the locals.
Winter Brothers (Country: Denmark; Year: 2017; Director: Hlynur Palmason; Writer: Hlynur Palmason; Stars: Michael Brostrup, Anders Hove, Elliott Crosset Hove, Jannik Jensen, Lars Mikkelsen, Stefan Mølholt, Peter Plaugborg, Simon Sears, Victoria Carmen Sonne, Birgit Thøt Jensen)
Two brothers embark on a violent feud with another family.

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