FESTIVALS: Istanbul Film Festival Announces Lineup

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ISTANBUL: A total of 204 films from 62 countries will be screened at the 34th Istanbul Film Festival from 4 to 9 April 2015.

The jury of the International Golden Tulip Competition is presided by Rolf de Heer and includes Bence Fliegauf, George Ovashvili, Čedomir Kolar and Melisa Sözen, who will judge 12 films. The International Golden Tulip Award will be given in memory of Şakir Eczacıbaşı, former chairman of IKSV and co-founder of the Istanbul Film Festival.

The National Golden Tulip Competition will feature nine films, of which six are world premieres.

New sections have been added to the programme, such as Family Ties, Balkans: Cinema of Flames, German Animation Cinema and Special Screenings: Little Truths.

The International Golden Tulip Competition lineup:

Itsi Bitsi (Denmark, Croatia, Sweden)
Directed by Ole Christian Madsen
Produced by Nimbus Film
Coproduced by MP Film Production
Supported by Croatian Audiovisual Centre

Star (Russia)
Directed by Anna Melikyan

Listen Up Philip (USA)
Directed by Alex Ross Perry

Reality (France, Belgium)
Directed by Quentin Dupieux

Black Souls (Italy)
Directed by Francesco Munzi

Memories on Stone (Irak, Germany, Qatar)
Directed by Shawkat Amin Korki

Wild Life (France)
Directed by Cédric Kahn

The Golden Era (China, Hong Kong)
Directed by Ann Hui

Phoenix (Germany)
Directed by Christian Petzold

Why Can't I Be Tarkovsky? (Turkey)
Directed by Murat Düzgünoğlu
Produced by Kuzgun Film

Life in a Fish Bowl ( Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic)
Directed by Baldvin Zophoníasson
Produced by Icelandic Film Company
Coproduced by Solar Films Inc. Oy, Axman Production, Harmonica Films AB

Far from the Madding Crowd (USA, UK)
Directed by Thomas Vinterberg

Yearning (Germany, Turkey)
Directed by Ben Hopkins
Produced by Bredok Film Production
Coproduced by Geissendörfer Film- Und Fernsehproduktion Kg (Gff), Mars Production, Zeytin Film