Yola Çıkmak (Departing)
Starring Ruhi Sarı, Ozan Bilen, İrem Altuğ and Aysan Sümercan, this Turkish film was directed by Evren Erdem. The drama focuses on two stories that intersect at a hotel in Konya. The film premiered at the Adana Golden Cocoon Festival in 2014.
The Age of Adaline
Adaline Bowman, who had an accident when she was 29-years-old, miraculously stops aging. She maintains a solitary life, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. However, she meets the charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones by chance and her passion for living and love is rekindled. When she spends a weekend with Ellis's parents who threaten to uncover the truth about her, Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever. Directed by Lee Toland Krieger, "The Age of Adaline" stars Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Ellen Burstyn and Harrison Ford.
Insidious: Chapter 3
Starring Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson and Leigh Whannell, who is also its director, "Insidious: Chapter 3" stands out with its horror scenes. The third film of the thriller series "Insidious" centers on the brave journey of Elise Rainier who tries to save a possessed young woman. The film serves as a prequel to the series and tells the story of the battle between Elise and demonic spirits.
The Book of Life
This week's animated film, "The Book of Life," depicts the adventures of Manolo, a young man who faces his greatest fears while traveling in between three fantastic worlds. Directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez, "The Book of Life" is voiced by Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum and Ron Perlman. Based on the namesake novel, the film is a fairytale that does not follow the book's sequence.
When Marnie Was There
The 2014 Japanese anime film "When Marnie Was There" was written and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi with voice work by Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura, Nanako Matsushima and Susumu Terajima. Adapted from Joan G. Robinson's namesake children's book, the film features the friendship between two small, lonely girls.
"Saint Laurent" portrays the golden age of famous French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent from 1967 to 1976. Starring Pierre Niney as Saint Laurent, the film was directed by Jalil Lespert. It is based on Laurence Benaim's book of the same title and adapted to the big screen by Jacques Fieschi, Jalil Lespert and Marie-Pierre Huster.