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Malatya International Film Festival


MIFF has been established in 2010 by the Malatya Governership and organised by the Malatya Apricot Research-Develeopment and Promotion Foundation. Every year in November Festival brings together the audience with the most qualified productions throughout the world and also, besides the competition excitement it has been a full cinema week with many events for five years. 
 
MIFF has hosted more than 2000 cinema proffessional from Turkey and abroad so far. Some of the best known guests who have been in Malatya for the festival are Nastassja Kinski (2014), Jim Stark (2013), Rade Serbedzija (2013), John Sayles (2012) Otar Iosseliani (2010).
 
7th  Malatya International Film Festival will open its curtains for the cinegoers and residents in Malatya on 04.11.2016 by the organization of Malatya Governorate and Malatya Apricot Research, Development and Promotion Foundation. Besides providing an opportunity for the audiences to meet with the qualified productions from all over the world, the festival will provide an enjoyable week full of activities. This exhausting but pleasant festival marathon will end after the Award Ceremony which will take place on the 10th November, Thursday. During the Festival, approximately 150 films - 65 feature films, together with the documentary and short films - will meet with the cinegoers. The Festival programme which is composed of the current films, as well as the last productions of the qualified film-makers and the first movies of the newly discovered young film-makers, will meet with the audiences in Malatya. The festival with its previous success on the international features and national short films competitions, has included the national features competition to its festival programme in order to provide moral and material support to the cinema sector.
 
For submissions please go to: http://www.malatyafilmfest.org.tr/basvurular.php?id=8
 
 

 


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Malatya Film Festival Highlights the Best Films of the Year

2nd Malatya International Film Festival, held from 18th to 24th November 2011, will be screening a special selection of impeccable movies under the title of ‘Panorama’.  Including the Dardenne Brother’s  ‘THE KID WITH A BIKE’ which shared the ‘Grand Jury Prix’ with Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s ‘ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA’ at Cannes this year, the Festival will also be showcasing the critically acclaimed other samples of the World Cinema.

 

With the support of the Malatya Apricot Research, Development and Promotion Foundation and Malatya Governorship, festival is led by Malatya Governor Ulvi Saran and organized by World Mass Media Research Foundation. The festival is embracing the main theme of ‘Migration’ to mark the 50th year of the Turkish workers’ migration to the Germany. 

 

The other specially selected movies to meet with the festival goers are;

 

L'ARTISTE / THE ARTIST, Michel Hazanavicius, France 2011, 100’ - Best Actor, Cannes FF

The Artist tells the story of George Valentin, a very successful silent movie star who meets Peppy Miller, a young extra, and helps her on her way up the Hollywood ladder. But when talking pictures arrive, disaster strikes not only George’s career but also the blossoming romance between the two. A visually stunning film with arresting performances, The Artist perfectly captures the silent film era while staying relevant today. 

 I RYMDEN FİNNS İNGA KÄNSLOR / SIMPLE SIMON, Andreas Öhman, Sweden 2010, 90’

‘Simple Simon’ is the story of 18 year-old Simon, a boy with Asperger’s syndrome whose life is turned upside-down when his brother Sam is dumped by his girlfriend. To make his life work, Simon needs structure. He needs things to follow a certain pattern - with the same schedule, the same meals, the same clothes - week in week out. Sam is the one who’s always taken care of Simon. Making him food in the shape of circles and helping him understand humans. But with Sam depressed over the breakup with his girlfriend everything changes and Simon’s world turns into chaos. 

JODAEİYE NADER AZ SİMİN / A SEPARATION, Asghar Farhadi, Iran 2011, 123’

When his wife leaves him, Nader hires a young woman to take care of his suffering father. But he doesn’t know his new maid is not only pregnant, but also working without her unstable husband’s permission. Soon, Nader finds himself entangled in a web of lies, manipulation and public confrontations. 2011 Golden Bear, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Berlin FF2011 Best Film, Best Screenplay, Durban FF2011 Audience Award, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Sound Recorder, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Fajr FF  2011 Audience Award, Fukuoka FF 2011 Most Popular Film, Melbourne FF2011 Best Film, Pula FF  2011 TVE Otra Mirada Award, San Sebastián FF  2011 Best Film, Sydney FF 2011 Best Film, Yerevan FF  2011 FIPRESCI prize, Riga FF 

LE GAMIN AU VÉLO/ THE KID WITH A BIKE, Jean Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Belgium, France, Italy 2011, 87’

Cyril, almost 12, has only one plan: to find the father who left him temporarily in a children's home. By chance he meets Samantha, who runs a hairdressing salon and agrees to let him stay with her at weekends. Cyril doesn't recognize the love Samantha feels for him, a love he desperately needs to calm his rage. 2011 Grand Jury Prix, Cannes FF2011 Best Director, Flaiano International Prizes  

ELENA, Andrei Zvyagintsev, Russia 2011, 109’, 2011 Un Certain Regard Prize, Cannes FF

Elena and Vladimir are an older couple, they come from different backgrounds. Vladimir is a wealthy and cold man, Elena comes from a modest milieu and is a docile wife. They have met late in life and each one has children from previous marriages. Elena’s son is unemployed, unable to support his own family and he is constantly asking Elena for money. Vladimir’s daughter is a careless young woman who has a distant relationship with her father. A heart attack puts Vladimir in hospital, where he realizes that his remaining time is limited. A brief but somehow tender reunion with his daughter leads him to make an important decision. 

THE FUTURE, Miranda July, Germany, USA 2011, 91’

Sophie and Jason are something of an odd couple. Both thirtyish, they live together in a one-room apartment; both hate their professions, and their relationship seems to have run up against a brick wall. They spend most of their time online, which doesn’t do much to help their relationship. A joint project and an increased sense of responsibility might be useful in such a situation. And so Sophie and Jason decide to adopt an injured cat that needs to be nursed back to health. 

HABEMUS PAPAM, Nanni Moretti, Italy, France 2011, 104’

Following the death of the Pope, the Conclave meets to elect his successor. A cardinal is chosen who seems unable to bear the weight of such a responsibility. Is it anxiety? Is it depression? Does he feel inadequate? The faithful are waiting for the new Pope to appear on the balcony in St. Peter’s Square. The world is on tenterhooks, while in the Vatican they seek ways to come through the crisis. 

JANE EYRE, Cary Fukunaga, UK, USA 2011, 120’

After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meets the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close in friendship and she soon finds herself falling in love with him. Happiness seems to have found Jane at last, but could Mr. Rochester’s terrible secret be about to destroy it forever? 

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, Lynne Ramsay, UK 2011, 110’, 2011 Best  Picture, BFI London FF

It is the story of Eva, Franklin and Kevin who goes on a horrific rampage celebrating his sixteenth birthday. In the wake of his actions, his mother Eva grapples with her own feelings of grief and responsibility and ponders whether she ever loved her son and whether his actions were her fault. 

MELANCHOLIA, Lars von Trier, Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany 2011, 136’, 2011 Best Actress, Cannes FF

From Danish agitator Lars von Trier comes a compelling family drama, set against the backdrop of imminent apocalypse. Melancholia explores the relationship between two sisters, the depressed Justine and the seemingly more balanced Claire, as a planet named Melancholia hurtles toward Earth, promising extinction for the entire planet 

NEDS, Peter Mullan, United Kingdom, France, Italy 2010, 124’

Glasgow, the early ‘70s. John McGill is a bright, sensitive boy who wants to study but instead has to struggle with a hostile school environment and a family which is victimized by his father’s alcoholism. John makes a decision and joins a gang of Neds (Non-Educated Delinquents). Bolstered by his brother’s status, John is caught up in a growing spiral of crime, drugs and violence. But when he decides to break free he has to find a way to escape a situation over which he has no control. 2011 Young British Performer of the Year, London Critics Circle Film Awards 2010 Best Film, San Sebastián FF  

DAS LETZTE SCHWEIGEN / THE SILENCE, Baran bo Odar, Germany 2010, 119’, 2010 Piazza Grande, Locarno FF

A bicycle found in a wheat field. A missing teenager.  Is history repeating itself? 23 years ago, a young girl named Pia was raped and murdered at this exact spot. Has the same happened again to 13-year-old Sinikka? Krischan, the retired detective who led the first investigation, is convinced there is a connection between the two crimes. 23 years ago, his efforts to capture the killer were unsuccessful; this time he and his younger colleague are determined to bring him to justice. An agonising period of waiting and uncertainty begins for Sinikka’s parents 

A DANGEROUS METHOD, David Cronenberg, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, Switzerland 2011, 99’

The turbulent relationships among fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung, his mentor Sigmund Freud and Sabina Spielrein – the troubled but beautiful young woman who comes between them. Into the mix comes Otto Gross, a debauched patient who is determined to push the boundaries. Their personal exploration of sensuality, ambition and deceit drive Jung, Freud and Sabina to challenge and forever change the nature of modern thought. 

LE HAVRE, Aki Kaurismäki, Finland, France, Germany 2011, 93’

Marcel Marx, a former author and a well-known Bohemian, has retreated into voluntary exile in the port city of Le Havre. Here he pursues the honourable, but not so profitable, occupation of shoeshiner; he feels closer to people by being at their service. He has buried his dreams of a literary breakthrough and lives happily within the triangle of his favourite bar, his work, and his wife Arletty, when fate suddenly throws in his path an underage illegal immigrant from Africa.  2011 FIPRESCI Prize, Cannes FF2011 Arri-Zeiss-Award, Munich FF 

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Ms. Müge Çetinkaya;

mugecetinkaya@mediaandevent.com

http://www.malatyafilmfest.org.tr/

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