Film fest to screen dystopia of a European crisis

Published 05.04.2016 00:33
Updated 05.04.2016 00:35

Directed by Lisa Blatter, Gregor Frei and eight other young Swiss directors, the film "Heimatland" (Wonderland) will be screened on April 7 at the Beyoğlu Fitaş Theater Hall as a part of the 35th Istanbul Film Festival. A huge cloud appears over Switzerland, and as it seems to grow larger, it is only a matter of time before the great flood begins. Power and water are cut off, supermarkets are looted, shelters from World War II are re-opened, insurance companies are in a state of panic, fascists are on the hunt for foreigners and police teams cannot contain the chaos. People are immigrating en masse to Germany. Perhaps the end is closer than we thought, but regardless, this allegory shines a light on the current state of Switzerland and Europe in general.

When: April 7

Where: Beyoğlu Fitaş Theater Hall

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