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16 April 2014, Wednesday
 
 
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Flying Broom festival kicks off 13th edition

7 May 2010, Friday /TODAY’S ZAMAN
The Turkish capital’s annual Uçan Süpürge (Flying Broom) International Women’s Film Festival took off for its 13th edition yesterday evening with an opening gala at the Ankara Opera House.
Running through May 13, this year’s festival offers a selection of around 100 films by women filmmakers from 28 countries, under the main theme “evil.” Under that theme, the festival is taking a cinematic look at evil tags ascribed to women all around the world, highlighting the cinematic depiction of the “evil woman,” or “femme fatale,” through its selection.

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/

 
 
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