Pelin Esmer’s “11’e 10 Kala” (10 to 11) and Aslı Özge’s “Köprüdekiler” (Men on the Bridge) are representing Turkey in the international feature competition at this year’s festival. Austrian Jessica Hausner’s “Lourdes,” German Almut Getto’s “Close to You” and Palestinian-American Cherien Dabis’ “Amreeka” are also among the 13 films competing for the festival’s International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) jury prize.
This year’s Flying Broom also includes a short film competition under the theme “evil,” whose winners were to be announced at yesterday’s opening gala.
Another new feature of this year’s festival is a program titled “Öteki Tarih” (The Other History), dedicated to “ignored identities,” as the festival’s organizers put it. Four recent Turkish documentaries focusing on “identities that have been subjected to ‘evil’ by being deliberately alienated and ignored” will be featured in the program.
The shorts and documentaries will be shown in free screenings at the Ankara Goethe Institut. All feature films will be screened at the Kızılırmak Theater. http://festival.ucansupurge.org/