Istanbul Film Festival 2018

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Holiday and Piercing
9 Fingers (Country: France, Portugal; Year: 2017; Director: FJ Ossang; Writer: FJ Ossang; Stars: Damien Bonnard, Diogo Dória, Elvire, Pascal Greggory, Paul Hamy, Lisa Hartmann, Susana Afonso Lopes, Alexis Manenti, Lionel Tua, Gaspard Ulliel)
A man on the run falls in with a gang - becoming their hostage and accomplice.
Caniba (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel; Stars: Issei Sagawa, Jun Sagawa)
A film that reflects on the discomfiting significance of cannibalistic desire in human history and culture through the prism of one Japanese man, Issei Sagawa, and his unsettling relationship with his brother.
Dhogs (Country: Spain; Year: 2017; Director: Andrés Goteira; Stars: Carlos Blanco, Alejandro Carro, María Costas, Melania Cruz, Antonio Duran Morris)
The intimacy of a hotel room. The immensity of a desert. A desolate gas station. In these picturesque settings, hideous crimes occur under the cold stare of unexpected protagonists that show the dark, twisted and perverse sides of human existence.
Holiday (Country: Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden; Year: 2018; Director: Isabella Eklöf; Writer: Isabella Eklöf, Johanne Algren; Stars: Victoria Carmen Sonne, Lai Yde, Thijs Römer)
The sugar baby of a mob boss flirts with a stranger on the Turkish Riviera.
Love Me Not (Country: Greece; Year: 2017; Director: Alexandros Avranas; Writer: Alexandros Avranas, Kostas Peroulis; Stars: Eleni Roussinou, Christos Loulis)
A couple hire a migrant to be a surrogate mother and she moves in with them. But trouble brews when the wife goes missing.
Caniba Caniba
Caniba and Dhogs
Lowlife (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Ryan Prows; Stars: Nicki Micheaux, Ricardo Adam Zarate, Jon Oswald, Shaye Ogbonna, Santana Dempsey)
When a simple organ-harvesting caper goes awry, a twist of fate unites three of society’s forgotten and ignored to unite in an attempt to save a pregnant woman from a gruesome fate.
Piercing (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Nicolas Pesce; Writer: Nicolas Pesce, based on the novel by Ryû Murakami; Stars: Christopher Abbott, Mia Wasikowska, Laia Costa, Wendell Pierce, Marin Ireland, Maria Dizzia, Dakota Lustick, Olivia Bond)
A man seeks out an unsuspecting stranger to help him purge the dark torments of his past. His plan goes awry when he encounters a woman with plans of her own. A playful psycho-thriller game of cat-and-mouse.
The San San Trilogy (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Jonah Freeman, Justin Lowe; Writer: Jonah Freeman; Stars: Imogen Poots, India Menuez, Hamilton Morris, Jennifer Sky, Elizabeth Hart, Tres Warren, Thea McCartan, Theodore Bouloukos, Imogen Poots, India Menuez, Hamilton Morris, Jennifer Sky, Elizabeth Hart, Tres Warren, Thea McCartan)
Trilogy of films.
Silent Mist (Country: China, France; Year: 2017; Director: Miaoyan Zhang; Writer: Wang Lianggui, Roelof Jan Minneboo, Quge, Miaoyan Zhang, Rice Zhang; Stars: Wang Gufu, Chulan Hu, Yang Xiaojiang, Zhao Zuojun, Wang Gufu, Chulan Hu, Yang Xiaojiang, Zhao Zuojun)
Sexual violence breaks out in small-town China.

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