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Ümit Ünal – Nar (2011)

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A harmless looking middle aged fortune teller (Serra Yılmaz ) arrives at the swanky apartment of bohemian actress Deniz (İrem Altuğ) who lives with her lesbian lover Dr Sema (İdil Fırat). Over a cup of homemade Turkish coffee the fortune teller turns out to be a vengeful grandmother who is seeking justice for the death of her granddaughter. She believes her death occured through the neglect of Dr Sema and a cover up by the hospital prevented a proper investigation. She drugs the actress and when the caretaker (Erdem Akakçe) comes to her rescue and her partner arrives home from her shift they all end up as prisoners at gunpoint. Read More »

    Lisa Aschan – Apflickorna AKA She Monkeys (2011)

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    She Monkeys is about the art of survival. We follow 15 year old Emma, her seven year old little sister Sara, and Emma’s newfound friend, Cassandra. Emma and Cassandra meet at the vaulting club. They initiate a relationship filled with physical and psychological challenges. Emma does whatever it takes to master the rules of the game. Lines are crossed and the stakes get higher and higher. Despite this, Emma can’t resist the intoxicating feeling of total control. Read More »

      Tolga Örnek – Kaybedenler Kulübü AKA The Losers’ Club (2011)

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      ‘The Losers’ Club’ brings shock jocks of 1990s’ Istanbul back to life.

      In his second feature, director and writer Tolga Örnek brings to screen one of the most controversial radio shows of the 1990s and its two bad-boy hosts. ‘Kaybedenler Kulübü’ stars Nejat İşler and Yiğit Özşener as the real-life radio personalities who shot to short-lived fame with their conversations on sex, rock’n’roll, loneliness, and nothing at all. Read More »

        Alex Stapleton – Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)

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        Plot / Synopsis

        Blue jeans, sock-hops and drive-in movies: the Fifties were America’s age of innocence. But stalking the depths of its post-nuclear bliss, mass paranoia became fuel for Joseph McCarthy’s brand of Red Scare terror propaganda. Bomb shelters were a deluxe feature in every American home, government-sponsored educational reels promised an imminent nuclear threat from across the Atlantic, and Hollywood, Babylon of the western world, hung on the brink of collapse. It was here, in the last-ditch machinations of a dying juggernaut, that a mild-mannered, civil engineer’s son would become the most influential force in modern moviemaking. Corman’s World tracks the triumphant rise of Hollywood’s most prolific writer-director-producer, the true godfather of independent filmmaking. — (C) Official Site Read More »

          Mojtaba Mirtahmasb & Jafar Panahi – In film nist AKA This Is Not a Film (2011)

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          This Is Not A Film (Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, 2011). The amount of humor in Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb’s hybrid effort is surprising, especially in light of the serious and well-publicized censure of Panahi’s filmmaking by Iranian authorities. But perhaps there is nothing left to do but laugh in the face of such shamefully ridiculous authoritarianism? “Laughing or crying, you know it’s the same release,” Joni Mitchell notes. Read More »

            Naoyuki Tomomatsu – Karei naru erogami-ke no ichizoku: Shinsô reijô wa denki shitsuji no yume o miru ka AKA Erotibot (2011)

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            Plot Synopsis
            Tamayo, a lovable girl, is taken care of by a prominent family. However, she is the love child of business tycoon and his lover but lives with him and his arranged wife’s family and granddaughter, Tsukiyo who hates Tamayo. Her crime lord father has arranged 3
            android bodyguards to protect her. The first android is handsome & has great skills.
            The second has beast-like strength, and the third is less skillful. One day the father gets hospitalized and his will is found. The will says that he is leaving his fortune solely to Tamayo. When Tsukiyo knows this she plots to regain her inheritance. Read More »

              Pawel Pawlikowski – La femme du Vème aka The Woman in the Fifth (2011)

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              Tom Ricks, an American novelist in his forties, moves to Paris in the hope of patching things up with his estranged daughter. But nothing goes quite as planned. His resources depleted, he must stay at a shabby hotel and work as a night watchman. Just when he thinks he has touched rock bottom, a mysterious and sensual woman named Margit suddenly enters his life. Together they embark on a passionate love affair which gives rise to a series of inexplicable events. It is as if a strange force has taken control of Tom’s life… Read More »