Seven features hit Turkish theaters this week

ANADOLU AGENCY
ISTANBUL
Published 30.12.2019 16:24
Corinna Harfouch in Jan-Ole Gerster's Lara.
Corinna Harfouch in Jan-Ole Gerster's "Lara."

A total of eight films, including three Turkish features, are set to arrive at theaters around Turkey this week.

'Lara'

Directed by Jan-Ole Gerster, famed for his work "Oh Boy," this feature follows the tale of a woman who decides to go to her pianist son's concert to celebrate her 60th birthday and, in the process, begins to question her relationship with her son as well as her own past. Written by Blaz Kutin, the film stars Corinna Harfouch, Tom Schilling, Volkmar Kleinert, Rainer Bock, Edin Hasanovic and Maria Dragus.

'Black Christmas'

"Black Christmas," directed by Sophia Takal, stars Cary Elwes, Imogen Poots, Brittany O'Grady, Aleyse Shannon, Lily Donoghue, Lucy Currey, Ben Black and Simon Mead. A remake of the eponymous 1974 feature, the movie follows the struggle of a group of young women who seek to throw a party during the Christmas holiday in the face of the threat posed by a black-masked killer.

'Sanctuary Population One'

"Sanctuary Population One," directed by Lilly Heart Marriott of "Captain America" fame, focuses on the story of a teenager who must embark on a difficult journey through a dystopian world. Sci-fi enthusiasts are in for a treat with this work, which stars Christopher Foran, Jemma Hendricks, Sean Millington, Ely Jackson, Adam Manfredi and Kuchtova Ivica.

'Little Joe'

"Little Joe," the week's second science-fiction flick, questions the morals of unlimited genetic and scientific developments by exploring the effects of a red plant created through genetic lab studies as a means to combat depression, Little Joe. The feature is directed by Austrian filmmaker Jessica Hausner and stars Emily Beecham, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox, Kit Connor, Phenix Brossard, Leanne Best and Lindsay Duncan.

'Astral'

Chris Mul directs this feature, which tells the story of a young man who, having suffered a hard time since his mother's death, decides to explore astral flight. The drama-thriller stars Frank Dillane, Catherine Steadman, Damson Idris, Vanessa Grasse and Trevor White.

'Şuursuz Aşk'

"Şuursuz Aşk" ("Unconscious Love"), written and directed by Umut Ertek, tells the story of a young man who, during the turbulent times of the 1980s, is busied with looking after his mother, as well as a woman attempting to confront her past. The drama stars İsmail Hacıoğlu, Ebru Şahin, Burcu Kara, Ruhi Sarı, Ayşegül Günay, Tuncer Salman, Emir Benderlioğlu, Volga Sorgu and Ali Buhara Mete.

'Rafadan Tayfa 2: Göbeklitepe'

The animated movie, "Rafadan Tayfa 2: Göbeklitepe" ("The Soft-Boiled Gang 2: Göbeklitepe") the sequel to "Rafadan Tayfa Dehliz Macerası" ("The Soft-Boiled Gang's Tunnel Adventure"), which premiered in 2018 sees the gang explore the ancient site of Göbeklitepe. Directed by İsmail Fidan, the film sees voiceovers by Şirin Giobbi, Levent Kol, Yağmur Sergen, Hakan Coşar, Emine Sergen Kazbek and Aysın Işımer.

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