Istanbul Film Festival 2018

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Butterflies and The Pillar Of Salt
Butterflies (Kelebekler) (Country: Turkey; Year: 2018; Director: Tolga Karaçelik; Writer: Tolga Karaçelik; Stars: Ezgi Mola, Serkan Keskin, Bartu Küçükçaglayan, Ercan Kesal, Tolga Tekin, Hakan Karsak, Tugce Altug)
Three estranged siblings travel back to their home village after a call from their father.
Birds Are Singing In Kigali ( Ptaki śpiewają W Kigali) (Country: Poland; Year: 2017; Director: Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze)
We meet ornithologist Anna in 1994 just as genocide is raging in Rwanda, perpetrated by the majority Hutus against the Tutsis. Anna manages to save the daughter of a colleague whose family has been murdered, and she takes her to Poland. But the woman returns to Rwanda to visit the graves of her loved ones.
Colorless Dream (Hewno Bereng) (Country: Turkey; Year: 2017; Director: Mehmet Ali Konar; Writer: Mehmet Ali Konar; Stars: Civan Güney Tunç, Bilal Bulut, Orhan Alıcı, Cuma Karaaslan, Midas Muhammed, Sevgi Yusufoğlu)
Being surrounded by the obscure political events in the 1990s in Turkey as a child, Mirza cannot escape from being a victim of the ever going-on devastating events.
Debt (Borç) (Country: Turkey; Year: 2018; Director: Vuslat Saraçoğlu; Writer: Vuslat Saraçoğlu; Stars: Serdar Orçin, İpek Türktan Kaynak, Rüçhan Çalışkur, Ozan Çelik, Beyti Engin, Feridun Koç, Öykü Sevinç, Ülkü Aybala Sunat)
When a family take in their sick, lonely neighbour, their kindness is put to the test.
Grain (Bugday) (Country: Turkey, Germany, France, Sweden; Year: 2017; Director: Semih Kaplanoglu; Writer: Leyla Ipekci, Semih Kaplanoglu; Stars: Jean-Marc Barr, Ermin Bravo, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Lubna Azabal, Cristina Flutur, Mila Böhning, Hal Yamanouchi, Jarreth J. Merz, Nike Maria Vassil, Rainer Steffen, Hoji Fortuna, Garrett Thierry, Brett Storm, LaTrallo Presley, Mehmet Yilmaz Ak)
In a dystopian future, mankind faces extinction.
The Gulf (Körfez) (Country: Turkey, Germany, Greece; Year: 2017; Director: Emre Yeksan; Writer: Ahmet Büke, Emre Yeksan; Stars: Ulas Tuna Astepe, Serpil Gül, Müfit Kayacan, Merve Dizdar, Ahmet Melih Yilmaz, Cem Zeynel Kiliç, Damla Ardal)
Leaving behind a ruined career and a bitter divorce, Selim returns to his hometown. He runs into Cihan, a friend from the military service, an idler with a charming energy. As people start leaving Izmir due to a terrible smell caused by a mysterious maritime accident, Selim finds himself gradually drawn to a new world.
Halef (Country: Turkey; Year: 2018; Director: Murat Düzgünoglu; Writer: Murat Düzgünoglu, Melik Saraçoglu; Stars: Baran Sükrü Babacan, Muhammed Cangören, Birsen Dürülü, Bülent Düzgünoglu, Kübra Kip, Muhammet Uzuner, Güler Ökten, Baran Sükrü Babacan, Muhammed Cangören, Birsen Dürülü, Bülent Düzgünoglu, Kübra Kip, Muhammet Uzuner, Güler Ökten)
Returning home to Adana to help his mother with the orange harvest, Mahir meets an unexpected guest: Halef, who believes he is the reincarnation of Mahir’s long-dead older brother.
The Pigeon (Country: Turkey; Year: 2018; Director: Banu Sivaci; Writer: Banu Sivaci; Stars: Kemal Burak Alper, Ruhi Sari, Demet Genç, Evren Erler, Michal Elia Kamal, Kemal Burak Alper, Ruhi Sari, Demet Genç, Evren Erler, Michal Elia Kamal)
A man who spends all his time with his pigeons is forced to get a job by his brother.
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.
Put To The Things (Put Seylere) (Country: Turkey; Year: 2017; Director: Onur Ünlü; Writer: Onur Ünlü; Stars: Öner Erkan, Elit Iscan, Öykü Karayel, Beril Kayar, Erkan Kolçak Köstendil, Türkü Turan, Kadir Çermik, Feride Çetin)
The relations of a group of artists living in Istanbul’s Cihangir district will tangle up even further when a handycam enters their lives.
Road To The Moon (Aydede) (Country: Turkey; Year: 2018; Director: Abdurrahman Öner; Writer: Abdurrahman Öner; Stars: Ezgi Mola, Bilal Zeynel Çelik, Mehmet Özgür, Reha Özcan, Banu Fotocan, Ayşenil Şamlıoğlu, Nazan Kesal, Nalan Kuruçim, Emirhan Ateş)
When a boy's grandad dies, he is told that he has 'gone to the Moon', As he dreams of visiting, his mother falls into a fight over her father's inheritance.
Serial Cook (Sofra Sırları) (Country: Turkey; Year: 2018; Director: Ümit Ünal; Writer: Ümit Ünal; Stars: Ferit Aktug, Fatih Al, Firat Altunmese, Elit Andac Cam, Demet Evgar, Burcu Halacoglu, Emrah Kolukisa, Burcu Seyben, Alican Yücesoy, Elit Çam, Ferit Aktug, Fatih Al, Firat Altunmese, Elit Andac Cam, Demet Evgar)
Meet Neslihan! Accomplished housewife, gifted cook. And suspected serial killer...
Sideway (Country: Turkey, Greece; Year: 2017; Director: Tayfun Pirselimoglu; Writer: Tayfun Pirselimoglu; Stars: Tansu Biçer, Nalan Kuruçim, Taner Birsel, Ercan Kesal, Riza Akin, Haydar Sisman, Müfit Kayacan, Murat Kilic, Sencar Sagdic, Sarp Aydinoglu, Israfil Köse, Melih Duzenli, Birol Engeler, Emrah Topal, Selena Yavuz)
As signs indicate the arrival of doomsday, could a new man in town be the second coming of Christ?
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