!f Istanbul Independent Film Festival presented in partnership with İş Bankası Maximum Card continues its journey in Ankara and İzmir! This year's most talked about !f films such as "Love 3D", "Tongue Twister", "Kedi" and "Innocence of Memories" which played to a full house in Istanbul will be screening in Ankara and İzmir on March 3-6!
!f Istanbul's blockbuster hits in Ankara and İzmir
Films which sold out in Istanbul on their very first day constitute highlights in the Ankara and İzmir programs. Gaspar Noé's latest film and Cannes favorite "Love 3D" which lays 'bare' the truths about love; Ceyda Torun's much-awaited documentary "Kedi" on Istanbul's cats; Grant Gee's Venice-premiering "Innocence of Memories" based on Orhan Pamuk's 'Museum of Innocence'; "The Diary of a Teenage Girl" awarded with Best Cinematography in Sundance and Best Film in Berlin's Generation section and winning Bel Powley Best Actress at the Gotham Awards and Jean-Marc Vallée's latest film "Demolition" starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts are only a few of these films.
From Iranian cinema to Yakuza vampires.
The Ankara and İzmir programs will also host the year's most eagerly-awaited independent films celebrated at the world's major festivals from Toronto to Venice, Cannes and Sundance.
The films to be screened in Ankara and İzmir include director Patricia Rozema's post-apocalyptic tale "Into the Forest" about two sisters left isolated with no electricity, starring Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood; "The End of the Tour", which tells the story of 1996 "Infinite Jest" book tour of author David Foster Wallace who committed suicide in 2008; Icelandic director Rúnar Rúnarsson's powerful growing up story "Sparrows" selected Best Film in San Sebastián, Warsaw and Zagreb FF and featuring Sigur Rós' Kjartan Sveinsson's enchanting music alongside fascinating Icelandic landscapes; "Blue Ruin" director Jeremy Saulnier's extraordinary and creative horror "Green Room" about the night from hell of a rock group targeted by Neo-Nazis; "Just Jim", the impressive directorial debut of Craig Roberts known for his role in Richard Ayoade's cult film "Submarine"; prolific director Takashi Miike's action- and horror-packed Yakuza vampire film "Yakuza Apocalypse"; Chilean director Sebastián Silva's 2015 Berlin FF Teddy Award-winning "Nasty Baby" about what enfolds when a gay couple asks their closest friend to be a surrogate mother; Rüzgâr Buşki's colorful film "#resistayol" on the Gezi Park resistance, set in June 2013 in Istanbul; Miguel Llansó's vision of a post-apocalyptic world filled with pop-culture icons and Ethiopia's first science fiction film "Crumbs"; Iranian director Sina Ataeian Dena's "Paradise", the first film in what will be a trilogy on violence, and a sincere, realist and documentary-like depiction of the difficulty of being a woman in Iran told through the story of Hanieh, a 25-year-old teacher in Tehran; and "Bağlar", co-directed by Melis Birder and Berke Baş, which focuses on the struggle of a young male basketball team coming from Diyarbakır's poor and middle-class families who try to keep ambition and hope alive despite all obstacles.
Free screenings of the year's best shorts
The "Shorts from Turkey" section prepared by !f Istanbul in order to provide an overview of all sorts of moving image production from the last year excepting feature-length films will be screened free of charge in Ankara University Communication Faculty, Bilkent University Communication and Design Department, Başkent University Communication Faculty theaters in Ankara, and Türkan Saylan Center for Culture in İzmir.
Tickets via Biletix.com
!f Ankara and !f İzmir tickets will be available for sale via Biletix.com and at ticket booths of participating movie theaters. Weekday screenings during the day will cost 9 TL, screenings at 7 pm or later on weekdays and weekend screenings 17 TL for adults and 14 TL for students, and 21:30 and 22:00 screenings 17,5 TL.