Eight films hit the silver screen this week

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 04.01.2019 20:35
Updated 05.01.2019 08:00

‘Girl'

Written and directed by Lukas Dhont, "Girl" premiered at the Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard section. It won four awards, including Camera d'Or.

This Belgian and Dutch coproduction revolves around the story of 15-year-old Lara, who tries to be a professional ballet dancer. The film, starring Victor Polster in the role of Lara, features Arieh Worthalter, Valentijn Dhaenens, Katelijne Damen and Nele Hardiman.

‘Se Rokh'

The latest film by director Jafar Panahi, "Se Rokh" ("3 Faces") focuses on what three actresses must confront at the different periods of their careers. The Iranian drama won Best Screenplay Award at 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

‘Remi Sans Famille'

Adapted from French director Hector Malot's book by Antoine Blossier, "Remi Sans Famille" ("Remi, Nobody's Boy") tells the story of Remi, who was abandoned when he was a baby. The film features Daniel Auteuil, Maleaume Paquin, Virginie Ledoyen, Ludivine Sagnier and Nicholas Rowe.

‘Bekarlığa Feda'

One of the local productions of the week, "Bekarlığa Feda" ("Sacrifice to Singlehood") written by Ali Doğançay and directed by Cem Sürücü. The film features Ali Burak Ceylan, Melis Tüzüngüç, Yağmur Ün, Ayşe Tunaboylu, Mahmut Gözgöz, Nurseli İdiz, Eda Erol, Nami Ali Esatgil, Eren Pekgöz, Aslı Bankoğlu, Volkan Cal and Kayhan Yıldızoğlu.

Produced by Metronom, the comedy brings together three close friends named Burak, Mete and Çağlar. After Burak, who married some years ago, it is Çağlar's turn. Although he is very in love with Gamze, Gamze's father does not deem him worthy for his daughter. The father organizes a bachelor party one day before the wedding in order to separate the lovers. However, the scheme does not go to plan.

‘Wildlife'

Adapted from Richard Ford's novel by Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan, "Wildlife" tells the story of Joe Brinson, who witnessed his own family's separation after his father became unemployed in the 1960s, when they had moved to Montana. Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan and Ed Oxenbould star in the leading roles.

‘Araf 2- Cin Bebek Doğuyor'

The 2006-production "Araf 2- Cin Bebek Doğuyor" ("Purgatory- Jinn Baby is Born") is directed by Biray Dalkıran. The only Turkish horror film of the week tells the story of Kübra and Ahmet, who love each other very much and have a happy marriage; or so it seems.

‘Masha i Medved 3'

This Russian animation entitled "Masha i Medved 3" ("Masha and the Bear 3") brings the adventures of a little girl named Masha and a bear name Medved to the big screen. This is the third film of the series.

‘Super Bear'

Directed by Wang Qi, "Super Bear" centers around the father bear Dash's struggle to save his son Zack from human criminals. This U.S. production film was written by Ding Wei.

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