Vildan Orancı: 30. İstanbul Film Festivali Notları (2)

30. İstanbul Film Festivali Notları (2) In a Better World Oscar?ların pek sevdiği yönetmen Susanne Bier, 2007 yılında After the Wedding (2006) ile en iyi yabancı film dalında Oscar?a aday olmuştu. Ölüm döşeğinde olan ve bu durumla yüzleştiğİ yürek parçalayıcı bir  sahneyi de ihtiva eden film daha ziyade kişiler arası ilişkiler ve insan varoluşuna dair … Read more

Erkan recommends: Watch masters’ last movies: The White Ribbon, Antichrist

The White Ribbon (2009)

Haneke’s White Ribbon is more humane than many of his previous movies.  Maintains tension to the end, cinematographically perfect, as usual:)

Antichrist (2009)

The first word to use after watching it is “excuriating”. It is just too challenging. I warn you:)

Capitalism: A Love Story (2009) ahahahah Michael Moore is probably a pain in the ass for the Republicans. I felt like he skillfully skipped corporate relations in the Clinton era and continued to hit Bush period. Well, compared to Bush period all others are innocent of course. After all they have done, and no punishment for them… maybe voters just deserve what happened…

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Melis Behlil is a film scholar and a cinephile. She has a blog in English and she is keeping a festival diary…

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29th IFF Opening

from sinefil by melisb

First of a series of posts on the 29th International Istanbul Film Festival

The opening night. Somehow, the films always ends up being disappointing. Last year it was Welcome – depressing. This year, it was a crowd-pleaser, and I seem to be the only person who strongly disliked it. Le Concert is about a former orchestra miraculously playing in Paris and reaching “the ultimate harmony”. Considering they hadn’t played together in 30 years and their soloist never actually performed Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, it’s rather surreal how it all works out.

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