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Semih Kaplanoğlu’s Film is in 74th Cannes Film Festival

In “Un Certain Regard” selection.

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Semih Kaplanoğlu Commitment Hasan

Commitment Hasan, a film by Semih Kaplanoğlu, will premiere in the highly anticipated 2021 official screening selection of the 74th Cannes Film Festival, which will be held this year under the presidency of Spike Lee.

The 74th Cannes Film Festival‘s official screening selection for 2021 has been revealed. Semih Kaplanoğlu‘s Turkish film “Commitment Hasan” will premiere in the Un Certain Regard selection presented by Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux.

Annette, starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, will be the opening picture of the 74th Cannes Film Festival, which will be presided over by Spike Lee. The whole list of films to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival, which will take place from July 6 to July 17, may be found here.

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24th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival Award Ceremony Has Been Held!

What happened at the 24th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival?

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The 24th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival, organized with the support of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of Cinema, began its physical screenings with an award ceremony with a limited number of participants in accordance with pandemic conditions and the circular issued yesterday evening.

The 24th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival took place between May 27 and June 3 online via Festivalscope, and between June 4 and 12 in the theaters of Doğan Taşdelen Contemporary Arts Center and CerModern. The festival included the screening of 64 films from 33 nations, as well as the hosting of approximately 50 guests. There were films with the theme Leaving Limbo in the festival which tell the stories of women who resist, inspire, and act with unity all around the world.

Following the press conference on May 27, 16 films were screened online, and online interviews with the directors of ten films were carried on the festival’s YouTube channel.

The festival screenings in the theaters began on the evening of June 4th, with the opening and award ceremony happening outdoors in CerModern.The night, hosted by Şenay Gürler and Yetkin Dikinciler, was broadcast live on ABBTV and the festival’s social media channels. On the same night, Nur Sürerreceived the Honorary Award, Ayta Sözeri, Ekin Fil and Gülin Üstün received the Bilge Olgaç Achievement Award, and Ahsen Eroğlu the Young Witch Award. Demet Evgar, who was awarded the Bilge Olgaç Achievement Award, and Zuhal Olcay, the Honorary Award winner, attended the ceremony with video messages This year’s Theme Awards are presented to the “EŞİK – Women’s Platform for Equality”, which was established to protect the vested rights of women, “Ni Una Menos” (Not One [Women] Less), which started in Argentina and whose struggle against femicide spread all over Latin America, and Strajk Kobiet (Women’s Strike), which emerged from the struggle of Polish women for the right to abortion, defending the basic rights of women by the women’s strike. The writer, director, and screenwriter Işıl Özgentürk, who was awarded the Bilge Olgaç Achievement Award last year, was given the award that she did not receive due to the pandemic. The ceremony ended with a mini-concert by Ayta Sözeri.

24th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival is the only women’s film festival in the world that hosts a FIPRESCI jury. Jury members are Boyd van Hoeij (Luxembourg), Rüdiger Suchsland (Germany), Esin Kücüktepepinar (Turkey). As I Want by Samaher Alqadi awarded with FIPRESCI. The FIPRESCI jury praised the film “For the original way in which it combines different forms of filmmaking and it investigates the power of the camera to paint a portrait of the women of the Arab Spring in Egypt and their ongoing fight for equality and human rights”.

The 24th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival, which will celebrate its quarter-century anniversary, will continue to keep women’s solidarity alive by inspiring and meeting viewers.

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24th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival Announces the FIPRESCI Winner

FIPRESCI goes to Samaher Alqadi.

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The FIPRESCI Award winner was announced recently as part of the 24th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival.

The FIPRESCI Award was presented yesterday evening before the final session of the 24th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival, which was organized with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism’s General Directorate of Cinema. The FIPRESCI jury, Boyd Van Hoeij, Rüdiger Suchsland, and Esin Küçüktepepnar, awarded the film “As I Want,” directed by Samaher Alqadi, among the 12 films in the Each Has a Different Color category.

The jury members explained their reasoning as follows:

“We, the FIPRESCI Jury, award Samaher Alqadi’s film ‘As I Want,’ for its unique approach to blending multiple cinematic methods to explore the possibilities of the camera in portraying the women of the Arab Spring in Egypt and their continuous struggle for equality and human rights.”

As I Want, in which Samaher Alqadi chronicles the uprising of Egyptian women against gang rapes in the streets during the demonstrations marking the second anniversary of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, will be screened at the Contemporary Arts Center at 12 p.m. today as part of the festival (11 June).

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Cannes Adds Films From Gaspar Noé, Ari Folman

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The Cannes Film Festival has announced many new additions to its 74th edition, which will take place from July 6 to July 17.

The highly anticipated “74. The Official Selection Films of the Cannes Film Festival was announced recently. Among the significant new releases are filmed by Gaspar Noé and Ari Folman, as well as a concert film featuring Bill Murray, who will be in Cannes. Folman, the director of Waltz With Bashir, returns with Where Is Anne Frank?, a modern animated drama that begins more than 70 years after the publication of The Diary Of Anne Frank and brings to life her imaginary friend, Kitty. The film will be seen in the Out of Competition section. Yohan Manca’s Mes Frères Et Moi, a debut feature about a young kid who aspires to be Pavarotti, has been added to Un Certain Regard. Midnight Screenings currently feature Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu’s musical comedy Tralala, starring Mathieu Amalric, Mélanie Thierry, Bertrand Belin, Mawenn, Josianne Balasko, and Denis Lavant, and Audrey Estrougo’s Suprêmes, about the birth of hip-hop culture in France at the end of 80s. Special screenings will bring Bill Murray to Cannes for Andrew Muscato’s New Worlds, The Cradle Of A Civilization.Dario Argento, Françoise Lebrun, and Alex Lutz star in Noé’s Vortex, which will premiere in the new Cannes Première section. It’s described as a documentary-style look at the final years of a loving couple suffering from senility.

Commitment Hasan,” a film by Semih Kaplanoğlu, is also one of the festival’s selections. The festival, which is much anticipated, will take place from July 6 to July 17.

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