The 49th International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival will be organized with the collaboration of Antalya Metropolitan Municipality &Antalya Culture Art Foundation (AKSAV) between 6-12 October. The films selected for the International Feature-Length Film Competition, the chair of which is the Hungarian master director István Szabó, have already been specified.
This year 10 films will compete at the international feature-length film competition at Golden Orange. The directors and actors and actresses of these competing films will come to Antalya to be together with the movie lovers at the premiere shows.
The following films will be on projection at the international feature-length film competition of the 49th Festival;
The last film “Aglaja” of the Hungarian director Krisztina Deák, the last film “Bear” of the Iranian director Khosro Masoumi, “Death Of A Man In Balkans” of the Serbian director Miroslav Momcilovic, the first feature-length film “Keep Smiling” of the Georgian director Rusudan Chkonia, “The Convoy” of the Russian director Alexey Mizgirev, the film “Inheritance” for which the famous actress Hiam Abbas took the director’s chair for the first time, the last work of the young director Emily Atef, “Kill Me”, “Somewhere In Palilula” of the Romanian director Silviu Purcarete, “Saba” of Erdal Rahmi Hanay from Turkey and “Supermarket” of the Polish director Maciej Zak.
The Antalya Golden Film Festival International Feature-Length Film Competition aims to discover new talents and names from the countries in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, who have succeeded in developing an authentic language, bringing different perspectives to the cinema.
For a better life
“Aglaja” that will compete at the international feature-length film competition is the last film of the Hungarian director Krisztina Deák. The film tells the story of a family living at a circus in Romania, who escapes to the west for a better life in the 1980s. The music of “Aglaja” is composed by Zbigniew Preisner, known with his compositions for Krzysztof Kieslowski’s films.
Altın Kadeh ödüllü ‘Ayı’
“Bear” in this international competition is the last film of Khosro Masoumi.
The film received the Golden Cup award in the best film category at the Shangai Film Festival in 2012. “Bear” tells about a man, who was believed to have died in the war and who comes home to find his wife married to another man.
Death of A Man In Balkans
Miroslav Momcilovic’s film “Death of a Man in Balkans” received the Independent Camera Award at the 47th Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the category of Forum of Independents. Death of a Man in Balkans was chosen one of the 46 candidates by the European Film Academy for the 25th European Film Awards. It tells the story of a man, who commits suicide when his web camera is on and what happens after his death. The film approaches the relations of the people in the Balkan countries with political authorities and the double standard practiced in the governance – governed relations.
The rewarding pressure
The first feature-length film “Keep Smiling” of the young Georgian director Rusudan Chkonia is a joint venture of France and Luxembourg. “Keep Smiling” was projected at 2012 Venice Days and received interest. The film tells the story of a special beauty contest attended by mothers only, which has an award of 25 thousand dollars. As the relations between the women, most of whom come from lower classes, start to fail because of the award, the pressure of the producers who want the contest to continue without any problems increases.
A “Convoy” from Berlin to Antalya
With “The Convoy” of Alexey Mizgirev, the leading actor Azamat Nigmanov received the Best Actor Award of the 2012 Kinotavr Film Festival. The world premiere of “The Convoy” took place at the Berlin Film Festival. The film tells the story of a commander, who keeps himself responsible for his daughter’s death and therefore falls into depression. In the streets of Moscow the commander runs after a fugitive and some lost money. .
Hiam Abbas is in the director’s chair
The Turkish audience knows the famous actor Hiam Abbas closely with his performances at “The Lemon Tree”, “Miral” and “Don’t Forget Me, İstanbul”. The film “Inheritance”, for which he was in the director’s chair for the first time, was projected first on 2012 Venice Days. In the film the story of a Palestinian family, one of whose daughters marries in Northern Galilee is told. It approaches the conflicts between the family members at the wedding ceremony taking place beneath the war.
Emily Atef’s last work
“Kill Me” is the last work of Emily Atef, the young director, and it joined the feature-length film competition at the Nürnberg Turkish-German Films Festival.
The film also took part in Alés Film Festival, in the International Cretéil Women Films Festival and the Seattle Film Festival. It tells the story of Adele, who tries to commit suicide but cannot find the courage for it and also of Timo, who escapes from prison and hides in a farm.
Being a Pediatrician in a town without children
The film “Somewhere in Palilula” of the Romanian director Silviu Purcarete competed at the Karlovy Vary East of West and it sheds light on Romania in the 60s. The film approaches the interesting story of the newly graduated pediatrician Serafim being assigned to a town, where there are no children. .
‘Saba’, the metaphor of love
“Saba”, which is the second film of the trilogy of the Turkish director Erdal Rahmi, was inspired by the mode that involves deep sorrow and regret, without symbolizing metaphorical or spiritual love, was shot in black and white. It is based on a story witnessed by the director. The subject of the film is an event of 22 years before in an Anatolian town, covered with snow all six months of the year. It was completed in the real locations of 22 years ago.
Welcome to the new Poland!
The film “Supermarket” of Maciej Zak mirrors today’s Poland and it tells about the events that develop after a young man accuses a customer in a supermarket of theft on Christmas Eve. The young man is working at the supermarket as a security guard upon his stepfather’s pressure. “Supermarket” was among the competition films at the Gdynia Film Festival.
The results will be announced on 12 October
The International Jury comprises the Hungarian master director as the president and the French producer Claudie Ossard, the Turkish actress Belçim Bilgin, the Rotterdam Media Fund Chair Jacques van Heijningen, the Turkish actor Cem Özer, the Polish screen writer Barbara Hollender and they will choose the Best Film from among the 10 films.
The award for the best film at the international feature-length film competition of the 49.Festival will be presented to its producer at the Closing and Award Ceremony to be organized on 12 October.