More than 80 titles to be screened at Eurasia Film Festival


    More than 80 titles will be screened at the 3rd International Eurasia Film Festival, which is the gateway to the 44th Antalya Film Festival in Turkey. Awards of $75,000 and $25,000 will be granted in the "Best Film" and "Best Director" categories respectively.

    The "Critics Award" section line-up will be evaluated by a jury
    of international and local film critics and the producer of the winning film will be
    awarded $15,000.
    The competition line-up includes:
    --Asif Kapadia's Sara Maitland adaptation of Far North,an epic tale set in the harsh
    beauty of the Arctic, starring Michelle Yeoh and Sean Bean
    --Sergei Bodrov's Mongol, a Germany-Kazakhstan-Russian co-production on the life of the
    founder of the biggest empire in history, the legendary Genghis Khan
    --You, the Living, Roy Andersson's nsrration of the nature of humankind, its greatness,
    its baseness, joy and sorrow
    --Tony Ayres' The Home Song Stories, about a Chinese singer and her family who settle in
    Australia in the 1970s starring Joan Chen
    --Kenneth Bi's film The Drummer, which combines an engaging character-driven story with
    dramatic action and the stunning art of Chinese zen drumming
    --Eran Korilin's feature directorial debut, The Band's Visit, which won the Jury Coup de
    Coeur prize in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2007 Cannes Film Festival
    --The Assembly, the latest film bu celebrated Chinese director Xiaogang Feng, the
    adaptation of a short story about a soldier who seeks recognition for his fallen comrades
    during the Chinese civil war in 1949
    --and French star Sophie Marceau's second feature film as a director, Trivial.
    Two Turkish productions are featured in the competition section of the International
    Eurasia Film Festival this year: Egg," the first film of a trilogy by Semih Kaplanoğlu,
    which was screened at Cannes; and Handan İpekçi's latest feature Hidden Faces, based on
    the issue of "honour crimes" in Turkey.