Istanbul Film Festival 2018

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Alanis Alanis
Alanis and Woman Up!
Ava (Country: Iran, Canada, Qatar; Year: 2017; Director: Sadaf Foroughi; Writer: Sadaf Foroughi; Stars: Vahid Aghapoor, Parnian Akhtari, Sarah Alimoradi, Mona Ghiasi, Houman Hoursan, Mahour Jabbari, Bahar Noohian, Leili Rashidi, Shayesteh Sajadi, Vahid Aghapoor, Parnian Akhtari, Sarah Alimoradi, Mona Ghiasi, Houman Hoursan, Mahour Jabbari)
A youngster in Iran begins to rebel.
Alanis (Country: Argentina; Year: 2017; Director: Anahí Berneri; Writer: Anahí Berneri; Stars: Sofía Gala)
An evicted sex worker attempts to get back on her feet with her young son.
Bikini Moon (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Milcho Manchevski; Writer: Milcho Manchevski, Milcho Manchevski, W.P. Rosenthal; Stars: Condola Rashad, Sarah Goldberg, Will Janowitz, Sathya Sridharan, Vladimir Bibic, Alyssa Cheatham, Gregory Dann, Peter Epstein, Patricia R. Floyd, Gemma Forbes, Mykal-Michelle Harris, Elaine Hyman, Chukwudi Iwuji, Lauren Lim Jackson, Andrea Jäderlund)
A documentary crew tries to make a vet with mental health issues the subject of their film thinking that he would make a gold mine of a subject. As Manchevski discusses the perception of reality in modern times, different approaches and genres meld together.
Madeline's Madeline (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Josephine Decker; Writer: Josephine Decker; Stars: Helena Howard, Molly Parker, Miranda July, Curtiss Cook)
A young woman with mental health issues finds herself pushed to the limit by the demands of a theatre group.
Negar (Country: Iran; Year: 2017; Director: Rambod Javan; Writer: Ehsan Goodarzi; Stars: Negar Javaherian, Mohammad Reza Forutan, Alireza Shoja Nori, Mani Haghighi, Atila Pesiani, Afsaneh Bayegan, Alireza Aghakhani, Ashkan Khatibi, Mohammad Karimi, Fariba Kamran, Negar Javaherian, Mohammad Reza Forutan, Alireza Shoja Nori, Mani Haghighi, Atila Pesiani)
When her father unexpectedly commits suicide, Negâr loses all her wealth including the house due to her father’s debt. After a dream she has one night, she finds a big cheque in her hand in the morning. She tries to work out the connection between the two.
Ava Ava
Ava and Madeline's Madeline
Of Skin And Men (L’amour des hommes) (Country: France, Tunisia; Year: 2017; Director: Mehdi Ben Attia; Writer: Medhi Ben Attia, Martin Drouot; Stars: Hafsia Herzi, Raouf Ben Amor, Haythem Achour, Sondos Belhassen, Karim Ait M'Hand, Oumaya Ben Hafsia, Rochdi Belgasmi, Abdelhamid Nawara, Nasreddine Ben Maati, Ghanem Zrelly, Nawel Ben Kraiem, Samia Rhaiem, Djaouida Vaughan, Férid Boughedir, Hafsia Herzi)
A promising photographer named Amel, is shattered by the sudden death of her husband. As she copes with grief she starts to take erotic photos of men.
So Help Me God (Ni juge, ni soumise) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2017; Director: Yves Hinant, Jean Libon; Writer: Yves Hinant, Jean Libon; Stars: Anne Gruwez)
The extraordinary, offbeat judge Anne Gruwez takes us behind the scenes of real life criminal investigations.
Scary Mother (Country: Georgia, Estonia; Year: 2017; Director: Ana Urushadze; Writer: Ana Urushadze; Stars: Nato Murvanidze, Dimitri Tatishvili, Ramaz Ioseliani, Avtandil Makharadze, Anastasia Chanturaia, Lasha Gabunia, Darejan Kharshiladze, Lili Khuriti, Nana Khuriti, Luka Nachkebia, Nato Murvanidze, Dimitri Tatishvili, Ramaz Ioseliani, Avtandil Makharadze, Anastasia Chanturaia)
Manana, a 50-year-old Tbilisi mother abandons her duties as a wife and mother to pursue an obsessive and hermetic life of writing poetry.
Woman Up! (Numéro une, Number One) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Tonie Marshall; Writer: Raphaëlle Bacqué, Marion Doussot, Tonie Marshall; Stars: Emmanuelle Devos, Suzanne Clément, Richard Berry)
An ambitious woman treads a dangerous path as she attempts to crash the corporate boys’ club.

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