Emin Alper's latest film, "Abluka" (Frenzy), recently hit theaters in Turkey. The film won the Special Jury Prize at the 72nd Venice Film Festival where it premiered and five awards at the Adana Golden Cocoon Film. The film focuses on two brothers, Kadir and Ahmet. A high-ranking police officer offers Kadir a conditional release from prison. To be released, he has to accept an offer to work in a new intelligence unit of garbage collectors. Kadir accepts, and starts collecting trash from surrounding shanty towns, checking to see whether the trash contains material commonly used for making bombs. Kadir finds his younger brother Ahmet in one of the neighborhoods working for the municipality as part of a team responsible for picking up stray dogs.
Cin Kuyusu (Jinni Pit)
Starring Sinem Sarızayim, Beril Özgür, Asi Güner, Zeynep Buse Kale, Cemal Baykal, Emre Korkmaz and Kubilay Güleçoğlu, the Turkish production "Cin Kuyusu" (Jinni Pit) was directed by Murat Toktamışoğlu. The horror film centers on a childless couple who decides to pay a visit to the witch of the village as the last resort for a child.
The Turkish comedy film "Kariyer" (Career) tells the story of a man who left his hometown of Malatya for Istanbul. The film was directed by Suat Ay and stars Dost Elver, Sevil Uyar, Umut Oğuz, Aziz Özuysal, Deniz Gönen, Özkan Çınarlı, Kayra Şenocak and Derya Demir.
The much-anticipated new James Bond movie, "Spectre," comes to Turkish theaters this week. Daniel Craig, who stars as James Bond for the fourth time, Italian actress Monica Bellucci, Naomie Harris, two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz, French actress Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Dave Bautista and Ralph Fiennes are among the cast members in director Sam Mendes's brand new Bond movie. A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre.
Adapted by Mary Mapes's book "Truth and Duty," the Hollywood production is a newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report. The news report which investigates then-President George W. Bush's military service causes a subsequent firestorm of criticism which costs anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers. The film was directed by James Vanderbilt and stars Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett.
Lotte from Gadgetville
The feature-length animated film directed by Heiki Ernits and Janno Poldma is adapted from an Estonian animated TV series. The film tells about the adventures of a dog named Lotte, living in a village where making new inventions is a duty.