SHORT FILM PROGRAMME

  All films have English subtitles except where stated.
Programme Two
Sun 16 Dec

 

 

 


Programme One Sat 8 Dec 1.30

GHOST (Hayalet)
Directors: Ismail Sancak & Hakan Demiralay
Turkey / Betacam / Documentary / 20m
The story of Oguz Haluk Alplaçin (Ghost Oguz) who lived in 1960`s Pera. In those days he was a well known personality and anti-hero.


EXORCISE
Director: Ahmet Uluçay
Turkey / Betacam / Experimental / 4m
What's happening in a surreal world when an exorcism is attempted on a patient, suffering from epilepsy, madness and hysteria?


WHO SEPARATED US? (Kim Ayirdi Bizi?)
Directors: Aliye Erol & Cafer Gebetas
Turkey / dvcam / Documentary / 11m
Eye witness accounts of the tragic social changes undergone in the first quarter of the 20th century in Anatolia caused by the migration flow between Anatolia and Rumelia.


CEREMONY (Tören)
Director: M.Taner Gündöner
Turkey / Betacam / Drama / 17m
An old Armenian woman settles old childhood scores.


’CAUSE THE CAT IS MYSTERIOUS (Çünkü Kedi Gizemlidir)
Directors: Tanyel A. Mutlu & Dilek K. Mutlu
Turkey / Hi 8 / Animation / 3m
The dream of a cat which is very fond of MC Escher.


DELIVERED (Iletildi)
Directors: Aysegul Bakis & Burcu Batalay
Turkey / DV / Drama / 9m
These days we hold mobile phones more often than the hands of our lovers.


CAPITAL C
Director: Asli Özge
Turkey / minidvcam / Drama / 21m
A common story – “Cigarettes, Coffee and Crush” – told from two different point of views.


Interval

BREAK (Mola)
Directors: Anil Çalcali & Musa Toprak
Turkey / Betacam / Documentary / 16m
The road and the long distance bus drivers who try to fit their lives into 20-minute roadside services’ breaks.


ZAP!
Director: Belmin Söylemez
Turkey / Betacam / Experimental / 5m
Soner loses his best friend Sifo and looks for him in Istanbul streets.


LOST WITH WATER (Suyla Yiten)
Directors: D. Ümit Karaca, M. Namik Ugur, Özgür E. Arik, T. Onur Erdem & Özgür Polat
Turkey / Betacam / Documentary / 19m
Halfeti, an ancient town by the side of River Firat, disappears under the rising water level caused by the Birecik Dam. The residents have to move leaving behind their homes, land and past.

THE SHELL OF TIME (Zamanin Kabugu)
Director: Ahmet Küçükkayali
Turkey / 35mm / Drama / 7m
The functional similarities of the film editing table and the sewing machine and a tribute to the masters and workers who have made the cinema as we know it.


THE LAND (Ax)
Director: Kazim Öz
Turkey / 16 mm / Drama / 27m
The story of an old Kurdish man, who insists on not leaving his village, from which the people are forced by the Turkish army, to migrate. The only thing left from the former active life is a dead silence and places full of memories.


SETTLED FOREIGNER (Yerlesik Yabanci)
Directors: Z. Güresin & A. Karaman
Turkey / VHS / Documentary / 26m
A portrait of the poet-writer Metin Altiok who was murdered in the Sivas massacre of 2 June 1993.


Programme Two Sun 16 Dec 12.00

CINEMA IN THE MIDDLE OF DESOLATION (Issizligin Ortasinda Sinema)
Turkey / Betacam / Documentary / 27m / Turkish no subtitles
Directors: Ismail Sancak & M. Hakan Demiralay
Okan Uysaler, another unknown hero of Turkish Cinema, who did not get the recognition he deserved in his lifetime.


SAME WORLD DIFFERENT CULTURES (Ayni Dünya Baska Kültürler)
Directors: Suzanne Lee, Heather Barnett & Gavin Lombos
UK / dv / Documentary / 7m
A documentary about Kurdish youth in North London.


LAST BULLET (Son Kursun)
Director: Nuray Sahin
Germany / 35mm / Drama / 8m
A boy of Turkish descent begins basic training in the army. During roll call he is suddenly confronted with something that happened to his grandfather during the war many years previously.


DISPLACED VOICES
Director: Sevim Metin
UK 2001 / Betacam / Documentary / 17m / in English
A poetic documentary inspired by an ancient mythical character, Elika Sevê, the genie who symbolized death and suffering in the imagination of Kurdish-Alevi villagers.


SHADOW COLOURS (Gölge Renkler)
Director: Mehmet Yilmaz-Bünyan
UK / 35mm / Experimental / 11m
Awakening on a journey across the wilderness.


LAHMACUN
Directors: Sahide Sanin & James Neil
UK / dv / Drama / 12m
A restaurant owner in London faces the dilemma of trying to run an authentic establishment and serving the needs of his western customers.


PASSPORT (Pasaport )
Director: Tuncay Akpinar
UK / dv / Drama / 12m
A young immigrant cannot go to his home country in spite of bad news he heard. He realises his imprisonment still continues even he seems to be free.


NECROPOLIS
UK / dv / Drama / 26m / In English
Director: Kenan Hüdaverdi
UK / dv / Drama / 26m
Even if knew the end, would it be so easy not to start at all?


Interval

BALIK ARTS – BIZIM PROJECT II
Balik Arts presents Bizim Project 2 which consists of five films made by 24 young people in London who had been trained since April 2001 to make their first video films. The project is financed by the Neighbourhood Support Fund.


A HUMAN CANNOT FIT INTO A CELL (Insan Hücreye Sigmaz)
Director: Group work
UK / dv / Experimental / 6m
"Of all the words, the cell is the narrowest / You can’t fit even a smile into it"


EYE OF THE STREET (Caddenin Gözü)
Director: Group work
UK / dv / Documentary / 9m
The voices of the others we see everyday but do not hear.


NO HOPE (Umut Yok)
Director: Yildiz Onay
UK / dv / Drama / 8m
"Two star-crossed lovers" in a strange land...


JAMMED (Daralan)
Director: Hüseyin Ülger
UK / dv / Drama / 12m
Ordinary lives of youth in London.


JUST FOR YOU (Sadece Sizin Için)
Director: Çinar Altun
UK / dv / Drama / 13m
A young man is trapped between his family’s expectations and his own choice.

   

9th London
Turkish Film Festival

7 - 20 December 2001

introduction

diary

feature films

documentary

ticket information

acknowledgements