32. İstanbul Film Festivali

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1.
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.)
“ *** ” - Burcin Kermen
 
2.
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
“ ** ” - Burcin Kermen
 
3.
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
“ ** ” - Burcin Kermen
 
4.
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.)
“ ** ” - Burcin Kermen
 
5.
I'm So Excited! (2013)
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When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment and face the greatest danger, which we carry within ourselves. (90 mins.)
“ ** ” - Burcin Kermen
 
6.
What Maisie Knew (2012)
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In New York City, a young girl is caught in the middle of her parents' bitter custody battle. (99 mins.)
“ ** ” - Burcin Kermen
 
7.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
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An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world. (102 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chbosky
“ ** ” - Burcin Kermen
 
8.
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
“ ** ” - Burcin Kermen
 
9.
Tricked (2012)
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During his 50th birthday party thrown by his wife, Remco's life takes a turn for the worse. His business partners are scheming behind his back to sell him out and his former mistress shows up pregnant. (55 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ ** ” - Burcin Kermen
 
10.
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
“ ** ” - Burcin Kermen
 
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.)
“ * ” - Burcin Kermen
 
12.
Promised Land (2012)
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A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources. (106 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ * ” - Burcin Kermen
 
13.
Suspension of Disbelief (2012)
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Martin is a successful writer whose wife suddenly disappeared. During a film shoot fifteen years later, Martin meets Angelique, who disappears the same night. The next day, police find her dead body and a mysterious investigation begins. (112 mins.)
Director: Mike Figgis
“ * ” - Burcin Kermen
 
14.
Byzantium (2012)
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Residents of a coastal town learn, with deathly consequences, the secret shared by the two mysterious women who have sought shelter at a local resort. (118 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
“ * ” - Burcin Kermen
 
15.
Inch'Allah (2012)
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A Canadian doctor finds her sympathies sorely tested while working in the conflict ravaged Palestinian territories. (102 mins.)
“ * ” - Burcin Kermen
 
16.
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
“ * ” - Burcin Kermen
 
17.
Sightseers (2012)
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Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn. (88 mins.)
Director: Ben Wheatley
“ * ” - Burcin Kermen
 
18.
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.)
“ * ” - Burcin Kermen
 
19.
Touch of the Light (2012)
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A drama centered on the experiences of a blind piano prodigy. (110 mins.)
Director: Jung-chi Chang
“ * ” - Burcin Kermen
 
20.
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.)
“ * ” - Burcin Kermen
 
21.
Circles (2013)
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The impact of a selfless deed of benevolence and heroism right in the middle of the raging Bosnian war inextricably intertwines the lives of five people who are still affected by its consequences, over a decade later. (112 mins.)
Director: Srdan Golubovic
“ * ” - Burcin Kermen
 
22.
Imagine (2012)
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A blind teacher breaks the rules to help a female student rediscover the pleasures of life. (105 mins.)
“ * ” - Burcin Kermen
 
23.
After Lucia (2012)
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Alejandra and her dad Roberto have just moved to town. She is new at school, he has a new job. Starting over is sometimes complicated when you have left so much behind. (103 mins.)
Director: Michel Franco
“ * ” - Burcin Kermen
 
24.
Teddy Bear (2012)
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Dennis, a painfully shy 38-year-old bodybuilder who lives with his mother, sets off to Thailand in search of love. (92 mins.)
Director: Mads Matthiesen
“ * ” - Burcin Kermen
 
25.
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.)
“ * ” - Burcin Kermen
 
26.
The Iceman (2012)
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The story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters had any clue about his real profession. (106 mins.)
Director: Ariel Vromen
“ * ” - Burcin Kermen
 
27.
Renoir (2012)
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Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste... (111 mins.)
Director: Gilles Bourdos
“ * ” - Burcin Kermen
 
28.
What Richard Did (2012)
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What Richard Did follows Richard Karlsen, golden-boy athlete and undisputed alpha-male of his privileged set of South Dublin teenagers... (88 mins.)
“ * ” - Burcin Kermen
 
29.
Love Is All You Need (2012)
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A hairdresser who has lost her hair to cancer finds out her husband is having an affair, travels to Italy for her daughter's wedding and meets a widower who still blames the world for the loss of his wife. (116 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
“ * ” - Burcin Kermen
 
30.
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.)
“ * ” - Burcin Kermen
 
31.
The Hypnotist (2012)
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A detective pairs himself with a famous psychologist on a case involving a traumatized young witness to a crime. (122 mins.)
“ * ” - Burcin Kermen
 
32.
Cycle (2013)
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At the end of every summer, 'Hasanpasa' village holds a shepherding contest. The traditional contest... (75 mins.)
Director: Dervis Zaim
“ * ” - Burcin Kermen
 
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
“ * ” - Burcin Kermen
 
34.
Starlet (2012)
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An unlikely friendship forms between 21 year-old Jane and the elderly Sadie after Jane discovers a hidden stash of money inside an object at Sadie's yard sale. (103 mins.)
Director: Sean Baker
“ ? ” - Burcin Kermen
 
35.
Wadjda (2012)
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An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. (98 mins.)
“ ? ” - Burcin Kermen
 
36.
4Some (2012)
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Two middle-aged couples are linked by more than just a lifelong friendship. While relaxing on a Caribbean island, they get an unconventional idea to enrich and, as a result, complicate their sexual lives. (78 mins.)
Director: Jan Hrebejk
“ ? ” - Burcin Kermen
 
37.
Adore (2013)
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A pair of childhood friends and neighbors fall for each other's sons. (112 mins.)
Director: Anne Fontaine
“ ? ” - Burcin Kermen
 
38.
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
“ ? ” - Burcin Kermen
 
39.
Caught in the Web (2012)
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The story begins on a bus, when white-collar worker Ye refuses to give up her seat to a senior citizen... (117 mins.)
Director: Kaige Chen
“ ? ” - Burcin Kermen
 
40.
Lifelong (2013)
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Ela and Can seemingly have it all. Yet in this affluent section of Istanbul, love turns to suspicion, success delivers only material comfort and truth keeps playing hide-and-seek. (102 mins.)
Director: Asli Özge
“ ? ” - Burcin Kermen
 
41.
Capital (2012)
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The newly appointed CEO of a giant European investment bank works to hold on to his power when an American hedge fund company tries to buy out his company. (114 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
“ ? ” - Burcin Kermen
 
42.
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
“ ? ” - Burcin Kermen
 
43.
Camille Claudel 1915 (2013)
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Winter, 1915. Confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France - where she will never sculpt again - the chronicle of Camille Claudel's reclusive life, as she waits for a visit from her brother, Paul Claudel. (95 mins.)
Director: Bruno Dumont
“ ? ” - Burcin Kermen
 
44.
Küf (2012)
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(94 mins.)
Director: Ali Aydin
“ ? ” - Burcin Kermen
 
45.
Blackbird (2012)
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An alienated teenager's posturing online threat ignites a firestorm of fear in a small community. (103 mins.)
Director: Jason Buxton
“ ? ” - Burcin Kermen
 
46.
The Color of the Chameleon (2012)
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Batko becomes the spider in his own invisible web of informants by recruiting a group of intellectuals to spy on each other. He builds his own secret archive. After the fall of communism, he uses it to wreak havoc on the government. (111 mins.)
Director: Emil Hristow
“ ? ” - Burcin Kermen
 
47.
The Attack (2012)
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An Arab surgeon living in Tel Aviv discovers a dark secret about his wife in the aftermath of a suicide bombing. (102 mins.)
Director: Ziad Doueiri
“ ? ” - Burcin Kermen
 
48.
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
“ ? ” - Burcin Kermen
 
49.
A Late Quartet (2012)
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Members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and insuppressible lust. (105 mins.)
Director: Yaron Zilberman
“ ? ” - Burcin Kermen
 
50.
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.)
“ ? ” - Burcin Kermen
 
51.
The Patience Stone (2012)
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In a war ridden country a woman watches over the husband reduced to a vegetable state by a bullet in the neck, abandoned by Jihad companions and brothers. One day, the woman decides to say things to him she could never have done before. (102 mins.)
Director: Atiq Rahimi
“ ? ” - Burcin Kermen
 
52.
I Give It a Year (2013)
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Newlywed couple Nat and Josh are deliriously happy despite their differences, though friends and family aren't convinced that they can last. With their first anniversary approaching and attractive alternatives in the mix, can they last? (97 mins.)
Director: Dan Mazer
“ ? ” - Burcin Kermen