istanbul film festivali '12

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1.
Chicken with Plums (2011)
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Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed to await death. (93 mins.)
 
2.
Avé (2011)
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Two troubled teens hitchhike across Bulgaria. (86 mins.)
 
3.
At (1982)
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(116 mins.)
Director: Ali Özgentürk
 
4.
Las Acacias (2011)
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Rubén is a lonely truck driver who has been taking the motorway from Asunción, Paraguay to Buenos Aires... (82 mins.)
Director: Pablo Giorgelli
 
5.
Sister (2012)
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A drama set at a Swiss ski resort and centered on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests. (97 mins.)
Director: Ursula Meier
 
6.
A Royal Affair (2012)
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A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever. (137 mins.)
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
 
7.
Mourning (2011)
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A violent quarrel breaks out between a couple at midnight. Being at a relative,s house in the north of Iran... (85 mins.)
 
8.
Stopped on Track (2011)
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When Frank is diagnosed with incurable brain tumor, he's got only a few months to live. Along with his wife, he doesn't know how and when to tell their children about it. Meanwhile, Frank's health is getting worse with each day. (110 mins.)
Director: Andreas Dresen
 
9.
The Music Lovers (1970)
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Piano teacher Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky struggles against his homosexuality by marrying, but unfortunately he chooses a nymphomaniac whom he cannot satisfy. (123 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
10.
Ashes of Time (1994)
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A broken-hearted hit man moves to the desert where he finds skilled swordsmen to carry out his contract killings. (100 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
11.
The Ambassador (2011 Documentary)
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Danish journalist Mads Brügger goes undercover as a Liberian Ambassador to embark on a dangerous yet hysterical journey to uncover the blood diamond trade in Africa. (93 mins.)
Director: Mads Brügger
 
12.
The Woman in the Septic Tank (2011)
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Jocelyn, Rainier, and Bingbong are three film school graduates who are dead set on making an Oscar-worthy film... (87 mins.)
 
13.
I Wish (2011)
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Twelve-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce, hears a rumor that the new bullet trains will precipitate a wish-granting miracle when they pass each other at top speed. (128 mins.)
 
14.
Starbuck (2011)
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As his lover announces her pregnancy, a fortysomething slacker receives other life-changing news: 142 people, all of them the result of artificial insemination, have filed a class action lawsuit against him, their biological father. (109 mins.)
Director: Ken Scott
 
15.
Barbara (2012)
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A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital. (105 mins.)
 
16.
The Raid: Redemption (2011)
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A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs. (101 mins.)
 
17.
Into the Abyss (2011 Documentary)
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Conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill. (107 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
18.
Crulic - The Path to Beyond (2011)
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While being in Poland, Romanian Claudio Crulic is wrongly accused of theft. In jail he goes on a hunger strike. (73 mins.)
Director: Anca Damian
 
19.
Despair (1978)
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Germany in the early 1930s. Against the backdrop of the Nazis' rise, Hermann Hermann, a Russian émigré and chocolate magnate... (119 mins.)
 
20.
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
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In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government. (121 mins.)
 
21.
Siberia, Monamour (2011)
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Siberia. Late autumn. In taiga, in the deserted village there lives an old man Ivan & his seven-year-old grandson Leshia... (102 mins.)
Director: Slava Ross
 
22.
The Salesman (2011)
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Marcel Lévesque, a quick-witted car salesman nearing retirement, lives to sell. He has been salesman... (107 mins.)
 
23.
A Simple Life (2011)
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After suffering a stroke, an altruistic maid announces that she wants to quit her job and move into an old people's home. (118 mins.)
Director: Ann Hui
 
24.
Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
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A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone. (95 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
25.
Una vida sin palabras (2011 Documentary)
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In rural Nicaragua, Dulce Maria and her brother Francisco are Deaf adults who know no language at all--spoken, written or signed--until Tomasa, a Deaf sign-language teacher, arrives determined to teach them their first words. (71 mins.)
Director: Adam Isenberg
 
26.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011 Mini-Series)
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A comprehensive history of the medium and art of motion pictures. (60 mins.)
 
27.
Ships (2013)
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Ali, a restless romantic and Eda, a graffiti artist, embark on a quixotic adventure through Turkey's industrial port-cities... (97 mins.)
Director: Elif Refig
 
28.
Oslo, August 31st (2011)
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One day in the life of Anders, a young recovering drug addict, who takes a brief leave from his treatment center to interview for a job and catch up with old friends in Oslo. (95 mins.)
Director: Joachim Trier
 
29.
The Day He Arrives (2011)
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A professor in the film department at a provincial university goes to Seoul to meet his senior, who works as a film critic, and stays in a northern Seoul village for three days. (79 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Hong
 
30.
Come as You Are (2011)
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Three guys in their twenties love wine and women but they are still virgins. Under the guise of a wine... (115 mins.)
 
31.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
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Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret. (104 mins.)
Director: Stephan Elliott
 
32.
Polisse (2011)
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A journalist covering police assigned to a juvenile division enters an affair with one of her subjects. (127 mins.)
Director: Maïwenn
 
33.
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
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A romantic police captain breaks a beautiful member of a rebel group out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem. (119 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
34.
Rose (2011)
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A harrowing tale of survival centers on Rose, a Masurian woman, whose husband, a German soldier, was killed in the war... (90 mins.)
 
35.
Michel Petrucciani (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on the late French jazz pianist. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Radford
 
36.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
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British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways. (124 mins.)
Director: John Madden