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