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Searching for elegies in ‘Future Lasts Forever’

Searching for elegies in ‘Future Lasts Forever’

Having impressed the audience with his debut feature, director Özcan Alper shows that waiting is worth while with his second feature. ‘Gelecek Uzun Sürer’ (Future Lasts Forever) is a harrowing journey into the heart of the war in southeastern Turkey, not through political propaganda but through powerful human stories.

Comment(s)11/13/2011

Behzat Ç: Maverick TV detective makes screen debut

Behzat Ç: Maverick TV detective makes screen debut

The protagonist (or more likely the antagonist) of the cult detective novels and the subsequent TV series, Behzat Ç., returns with a film adaptation. Although ‘Behzat Ç. Seni Kalbime Gömdüm’ (Behzat Ç. I Buried You In My Heart) plays like an extended episode, it will more than satisfy the devoted fans.

Comment(s)10/31/2011

‘Oğul’ to be released in Europe

‘Oğul’ to be released in Europe

The Turkish film “Oğul” (The Son), featuring the stories of two fathers, will be released in German movie theaters Nov. 10.

Comment(s)11/8/2011

Lars von Trier questioned by police over Hitler remarks

Lars von Trier questioned by police over Hitler remarks

Danish director Lars von Trier said Wednesday Danish police had questioned him on French charges relating to his controversial remarks at the Cannes Film Festival about Adolf Hitler.

Comment(s)10/16/2011

Turkish film wins award at Brussels festival

Turkish film wins award at Brussels festival

Turkish director Orhan Oğuz’s film, “Hayde Bre,” won the Best Script Award at the 38th Brussels International Independent Film Festival, which was organized between Nov. 1 and 6.

Comment(s)11/8/2011

Iran puts ban on director

Iran puts ban on director

The director of an Iranian film documenting violence in the runup to the 2009 presidential vote has been banned from travel to Lebanon, where his film was set to be screened, an organiser said on Sunday.

Comment(s)10/16/2011

Nadine Labaki eyeing more success

Nadine Labaki eyeing more success

The plaudits for Lebanese director Nadine Labaki’s ‘Where Do We Go?’ are continuing to roll in, especially after the film took home the People’s Choice Award in Toronto

Comment(s)10/31/2011

 Belated Golden Oranges presented at ceremony

Belated Golden Oranges presented at ceremony

The Golden Orange Film Festival presented on Oct. 12 the Belated Golden Orange Awards. The ceremony honored those who were prevented from presenting their films in 1979 and 1980.

Comment(s)10/16/2011

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