Salı / DIR: Ziya Demirel / Turkey / 2015 / 12 min (Turkish with English subtitles)
Having garnered much acclaim as part of the official competition at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, Ziya Demirel’s short film TUESDAY takes a glimpse at a young girl’s experience of Istanbul, encountering three different men as she goes to school, plays basketball and take a bus
on the way home.
THE SPIDER’S WEB
Une Toile D’Araignée /DIR: Hüseyin Aydin Gürsoy / France/Belgium / 17 min (French & Turkish with English subtitles)
The Spider’s Web is the touching story of Hakan, a young, reticent painter who works alongside his father in construction projects. Stuck in limbo between following his own heart and his father’s career demands, one day he finally decides to confront his father following a rather uncanny twist of fate.
Dondurma/DIR: Serhat Karaaslan/Turkey/2014/16 min (Kurdish with Turkish & English subtitles)
An eccentric ice cream peddler strolls into an isolate village on his motorbike as children frolick frantically behind him. As the gregarious salesman scoops, recollecting stories from old days past, the towns children take turns bringing him various curiosities, in kind. The spirited yet mischevious Rojhat however, must go the extra mile to land his delight. Featuring exquisite hand-held camerawork and photographed against an idllyic background, Serhat Karaaslan’s Ice-Cream is
anything but cold.
DIR: Orhan Ince / Turkey / 2014 / 19 min (Turkish with English subtitles)
Hailed as one of the finest short films to ever come out of Turkey, in ADEM BASARAN masterful filmmaker Orhan Ince invites us into the life of a Kurdish family in the aftermath of their forced migration to the big city in 1993. The absence of a patriarch and the advent of changing living conditions will force the family, especially the eldest, to adapt to this new life.
Patika / DIR: Onur Yağız / Turkey - France / 2013 / 22 min (Turkish with English subtitles)
A touching story of a 10-year old boy, Yashar, and his father who must travel the same country road taking turns on their only bike which keeps them apart. One day however, Yashar decides the bike won’t ride anywhere anymore.