I haven’t seen it yet.
On an empty road near Diyarbakir, life of ten year old Gülistan and her brother Firat takes an abrupt change. Their Father, a political journalist, and their mother are being killed before their very eyes. Having also lost all relatives during the war, Gülistan and Firat are forced to survive on their own.
Review in Turkish.
Cinephiles campaign for supporting an historical movie theatre in Istiklal Street. Emek Sineması.
With his latest work, MY WINNIPEG, iconoclastic filmmaker Guy Maddin continues in the freewheeling, genre-bending tradition that has made him one of Canada’s most consistently intriguing and internationally respected artists. MY WINNIPEG is a documentary (or docu-fantasia, as he describes it) about his hometown……..
Turkish cinema is in its golden era, with several successful productions playing in movie theaters. One of these new big-screen hits is ?Eşrefpaşalılar.? The film is receiving a lot of attention. It drew more than 300,000 viewers its first week.
from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin
According to critics, rarely has a film so skillfully combined poetry and atrocity as in Hunger, Steve McQueen?s astonishing Cannes award winner about Bobby Sands?s 1981 hunger strike at Northern Ireland?s Maze prison, now available in Criterion Blu-ray and DVD editions. ?As brutal and harrowing as much of the film is . . . the movie has astonishing lyrical beauty as well,? writes Paper?s Dennis Dermody. ?Michael Fassbender?s (Inglourious Basterds, Fish Tank) physical and emotional transformations are extraordinary.? In a review for Entertainment Weekly, Chris Nashawaty gives McQueen?s film an A and calls it a ?gut punch,? going on to praise Fassbender?s ?unshakable, Bale-esque skin-and-bones performance.?………..