istanbul film festivali '13

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1.
7 Boxes (2012)
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Víctor receives an unusual proposal, to carry 7 boxes of unknown content through the Market Number 4 but things get complicated along the way. (105 mins.)
 
2.
A Hijacking (2012)
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The crew of a Danish cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates who proceed to engage in escalating negotiations with authorities in Copenhagen. (103 mins.)
Director: Tobias Lindholm
 
3.
A Long Story (2012)
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A long story that started and ended at the station. (125 mins.)
Director: Osman Sinav
 
4.
An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013)
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A Roma family lives far from the urban centres of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The father Nazif salvages metal from old cars and sells it to a scrap-dealer... (75 mins.)
Director: Danis Tanovic
 
5.
Before Midnight (2013)
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We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna. (109 mins.)
 
6.
Bekas (2012)
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Iraq in the early 1990 was a devastating land to survive in. When we think of Iraq, the first thing... (97 mins.)
Director: Karzan Kader
 
7.
Bwakaw (2012)
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Comedy about growing old, fear of loneliness and coming out of the closet. Starring one of the Philippines' institution of cinema, Eddie Garcia. (110 mins.)
Director: Jun Robles Lana
 
8.
Casting By (2012 Documentary)
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The surprising, never-before-told tale of the indispensable yet unsung Casting Director - Iconoclasts whose keen eye, exquisite taste and gut instincts redefined Hollywood. (89 mins.)
Director: Tom Donahue
 
9.
Child's Pose (2013)
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The news of a fatal car accident involving her son will trigger against all odds, a mother's struggle to set her child free. (112 mins.)
 
10.
Circles (2013)
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Five people are affected by a tragic heroic act. 12 years later, each of them will have to confront the past... (112 mins.)
Director: Srdan Golubovic
 
11.
Closed Curtain (2013)
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In a secluded house by the sea with the curtains shut, a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company... (106 mins.)
 
12.
Soguk (2013)
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Three Russian sisters work in a tavern in Kars, a city in the east of Turkiye. Two brothers who live in the same city go to that tavern... (105 mins.)
Director: Ugur Yücel
 
13.
Ernest & Celestine (2012)
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The story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine. (80 mins.)
 
14.
F Tipi Film (2012)
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Nine stories of resistance against solitary confinement of political prisoners in Turkey. (118 mins.)
 
15.
Foreigners out! Schlingensiefs Container (2002 Documentary)
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FOREIGNERS OUT! SCHLINGENSIEFS CONTAINER is a thrilling, insightful, funny chronicle and reflection... (90 mins.)
Director: Paul Poet
 
16.
Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)
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A simple yet timeless love story between a man and a woman, told using scenes edited together from hundreds of other films. (84 mins.)
Director: György Pálfi
 
17.
Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
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A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations. (320 mins.)
Director: Anurag Kashyap
 
18.
Goltzius and the Pelican Company (2012)
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Hendrik Goltzius, a late sixteenth-century Dutch printer and engraver of erotic prints, seduces the Margrave of Alsace into paying for a printing press to make and publish illustrated books. (128 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
19.
Imagine (2012)
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A blind teacher breaks the rules to help a female student rediscover the pleasures of life. (105 mins.)
 
20.
In the House (2012)
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A high school French teacher is drawn into a precocious student's increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend's family. (105 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
21.
Journal de France (2012 Documentary)
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Travelling alone, internationally acclaimed and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and filmmaker Raymond... (100 mins.)
 
22.
Kon-Tiki (2012)
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Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times. (118 mins.)
 
23.
Nairobi Half Life (2012)
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A young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming a success in the big city. In pursuit of this and to the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi:the city of opportunity. (96 mins.)
 
24.
Oh, Beautiful Istanbul (1966)
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Black comedy about a girl who runs away from her rural village to Istanbul to become and actress and an old drunkard street photographer. (97 mins.)
Director: Atif Yilmaz
 
25.
A Coffee in Berlin (2012)
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An aimless university dropout attempts to make sense of life as he spends one fateful day wandering the streets of Berlin. (86 mins.)
Director: Jan Ole Gerster
 
26.
Paradise: Faith (2012)
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A single woman in her 50's devotes her vacations to doing Catholic missionary work in Vienna, descending into violent self-punishment as part of her faith. (115 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Seidl
 
27.
Safety Last! (1923)
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When a store clerk organizes a publicity stunt, in which a friend climbs the outside of a tall building, circumstances force him to make the perilous climb himself. (70 mins.)
 
28.
Searching for Sugar Man (2012 Documentary)
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Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez. (86 mins.)
 
29.
Silent Light (2007)
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In a Mennonite community in Mexico, a father's faith is tested when he falls in love with a new woman. (145 mins.)
Director: Carlos Reygadas
 
30.
Sound City (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California. (107 mins.)
Director: David Grohl
 
31.
Stoker (2013)
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After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him. (99 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
32.
Evdeki yabancilar (2012)
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Strangers In The House is a film based on a house that can not be shared, silently witnesses the intersecting lives of a woman in search of her past and a man trying to look out for his future. (91 mins.)
 
33.
The Butterfly's Dream (2013)
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In a small Turkish town, two young tuberculous poets try to survive while publishing their poems. As they both fall in love, their life would never be the same. (138 mins.)
Director: Yilmaz Erdogan
 
34.
The Deep (2012)
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Based on actual events, a fisherman tries to survive in the freezing ocean after his boat capsizes off the south coast of Iceland. (95 mins.)
 
35.
The Exterminating Angel (1962)
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The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave. (95 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
36.
La cinquième saison (2012)
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In a scenic Belgian village, nature is turning its back on man. How will the locals cope with this new reality? (93 mins.)
 
37.
The Gatekeepers (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets. (101 mins.)
Director: Dror Moreh
 
38.
The Man Who Laughs (2012)
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During the reign of King James II, in 1685-1688, a proud noble refuses to kiss his hand. (95 mins.)
 
39.
The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012 Documentary)
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Philosopher Slavoj Zizek examines the hidden themes and existential questions asked by world renowned films. (136 mins.)
Director: Sophie Fiennes
 
40.
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
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A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective. (140 mins.)
 
41.
The Rocket (2013)
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A boy who is believed to bring bad luck to everyone around him leads his family and two new friends through Laos to find a new home... (96 mins.)
Director: Kim Mordaunt
 
42.
The Spirit of '45 (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary on how the spirit of unity, which buoyed Britain during the war years, carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society. (94 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
 
43.
Una noche (2012)
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In Havana, Raul dreams of escaping to Miami. Accused of assault, he appeals to Elio to help him reach the forbidden world 90 miles across the ocean. One night, full of hope, they face the biggest challenge of their lives. (90 mins.)
Director: Lucy Mulloy
 
44.
Upstream Color (2013)
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A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives. (96 mins.)
Director: Shane Carruth
 
45.
When Day Breaks (2012)
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The story of a retired music professor, Misha Brankov, who under unusual circumstances discovers his true origins... (95 mins.)
 
46.
Yozgat Blues (2013)
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A barber in Yozgat - a very small city in the middle Anatolia - has an emotional breakdown when he runs... (93 mins.)