2011 ISTANBUL FILM FESTIVALby pardaillans | created - 28 Nov 2017 | updated - 3 months ago | Public
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1. Zefir (2010)
93 min | Drama
Zephyr, a strong-willed adolescent girl, spends her summer vacation with her grandparents in the mountains, waiting for her mother to come and take her back home. Her mother finally shows ... See full summary »
2. Walking (2011)
1980. Xelilo, a disturbed man, lives in an abandoned store and walks endlessly through the streets of Nusaybin, a Kurdish village in the south east of Turkey He is curiously being noticed ... See full summary »
3. The Trip (I) (2010)
Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama
Steve Coogan has been asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, but after his girlfriend backs out on him he must take his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon.
Votes: 20,141 | Gross: $2.01M
4. As If I Am Not There (2010)
109 min | Drama
A harsh dose of cinematic realism about a harsh time-the Bosnian War of the 1990s-Juanita Wilson's drama is taken from true stories revealed during the International Criminal Tribunal in ... See full summary »
7. Sound of Noise (2010)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Music
A tone-deaf cop works to track down a group of guerilla percussionists whose anarchic public performances are terrorizing the city.
Votes: 8,340 | Gross: $0.02M
8. Morgen (2010)
100 min | Drama
NELU, a man in his forties, works as a security guard at a supermarket in Salonta, a small town on the Romanian-Hungarian border. This is the place where many illegal emigrants try to cross... See full synopsis »
9. Even the Rain (2010)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, History
As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply.
Votes: 11,857 | Gross: $0.56M
11. Victor Victoria (1982)
PG | 134 min | Comedy, Music, Musical
A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.
Votes: 17,983 | Gross: $21.93M
12. Three Friends (1958)
88 min | Drama, Romance
Three hopeless cronies from the slums help a blind panhandler girl who is homeless and hungry. The girl, an ingenue, brings a new hope to everyone's life, especially to the one who falls in love with her.
13. Sleeping Sickness (2011)
91 min | Drama
A German doctor (Pierre Bokma) battling Sleeping Sickness in rural Cameroon fears that he will be a stranger in his own country as the end of his post draws near, and he prepares to move ... See full summary »
14. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
G | 90 min | Documentary, History
Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.
Votes: 14,057 | Gross: $5.23M
15. Do Not Forget Me Istanbul (2010)
113 min | Drama
An aged mother with her middle aged daughter travels from Palestine to Istanbul, Turkey, to meet some relatives. This and other short stories give us a clue about the city of Istanbul.
17. Turquaze (2010)
96 min | Drama
Exploring the lives of immigrants who find themselves torn between two lands and cultures, with roots in neither, this messy, moving and joyous romantic drama introduces a trio of Turkish ... See full summary »
19. The Conspirator (2010)
PG-13 | 122 min | Crime, Drama, History
Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Votes: 26,485 | Gross: $11.54M
20. Tamara Drewe (2010)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young newspaper writer returns to her hometown in the English countryside, where her childhood home is being prepped for sale.
Votes: 19,442 | Gross: $0.56M
21. Poetry (2010)
Unrated | 139 min | Drama
A sixty-something woman, faced with the discovery of a heinous family crime and in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, finds strength and purpose when she enrolls in a poetry class.
Votes: 8,774 | Gross: $0.36M
22. Aurora (I) (2010)
Not Rated | 181 min | Drama
An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping next room. Waste land on the city outskirts: behind a... See full summary »
24. The Promise (1996)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
Roger uses his son Igor to ruthlessly traffic and exploit undocumented immigrants. When one of the immigrants is killed, Igor is guilt-ridden and wants to care for the dead man's family against his father's orders.
Votes: 6,532 | Gross: $0.45M
25. Overdrive: Istanbul in the New Millennium (2011)
A love poem and a critical investigation, OVERDRIVE explores Istanbul's transition from ancient imperial capital to bustling modern megalopolis. Will the city renew itself once again, or ... See full summary »
Director: Aslihan Unaldi
26. Last Night (I) (2010)
R | 93 min | Drama, Romance
The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.
Votes: 44,862 | Gross: $0.10M
27. Black Venus (2010)
Not Rated | 159 min | Drama, History
The story of Saartjes Baartman, a Black domestic who, in 1808, left Southern Africa, then ruled by Dutch settlers, for Europe, following her boss Hendrick Caesar , hoping to find fame and ... See full summary »
28. Sitcom (1998)
Unrated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The adventures of an upper-class suburban family abruptly confronted with the younger brother's discovery of his homosexuality, the elder sister's suicide attempt and sado-masochist ... See full summary »
29. Shoah (1985)
Not Rated | 566 min | Documentary, History, War
Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors.
Votes: 7,636 | Gross: $0.02M
31. Neds (2010)
TV-14 | 124 min | Drama
Encompassed by violent street gangs, neglectful parents, bullying teachers and a dearth of positive role models, a studious but emotionally abandoned kid turns thug.
33. Sakli Hayatlar (2011)
HIDDEN LIVES The deadly hostility of the Sunni, which one of the two largest sects of the religion Islam, against the Alewi sect, has a background of thousands of years in the history of ... See full synopsis »
36. The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama
Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.
Votes: 7,285 | Gross: $0.21M
37. The Sandman and the Lost Sand of Dreams (2010)
Not Rated | 83 min | Animation
Each night, like every other child in the world, Miko goes to Dreamland thanks to magic sand dispersed by the Sandman. But one night, the evil dream Habumar steals the Sand of Dreams and ... See full summary »
39. Rio Sex Comedy (2010)
Unrated | 124 min | Comedy, Drama
Charts the misadventures of expatriates in Rio in their bungled search for both personal pleasures and social justice. Each character reveals a different aspect of the fabled city, from Rio high society to favelas.
40. The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, History
A young artist is commissioned by the wife of a wealthy landowner to make a series of drawings of the estate while her husband is away.
41. Nobody Else But You (2011)
Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
A bestselling crime novelist who is desperately looking for a new story hones his focus on the apparent suicide of a small-town woman, an aspiring model who thought she was the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe.
Votes: 2,405 | Gross: $0.04M
42. Press (I) (2010)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, History
Turkey's first Kurdish language newspaper is under siege. After exposing human rights abuses in DiyarbakÄ±r, the journalists become the target of increasingly ruthless government-sanctioned intimidation.
43. Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
R | 105 min | Drama, History
Set in 1980s Nottingham, social worker Margaret Humphreys holds the British government accountable for child migration schemes and reunites the children involved -- now adults living mostly in Australia -- with their parents in Britain.
44. Made in Poland (2010)
90 min | Drama
Bogus Kowalski is such a radical 17-year-old rebel that he even decides to have a "Fuck Off" tattoo on his forehead. His anger and frustration cannot be diminished by anyone, including his mother, Polish teacher and priest.
46. Picco (2010)
105 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Kevin is new in youth prison. Due to over-occupancy he has to share a cell with Tommy, Andy and Marc. A partnership of convenience in a system where only the strong prevail and which is ... See full summary »
47. Oil City Confidential (2009)
104 min | Documentary, Music
The story of Dr Feelgood, four men in cheap suits who crashed out of Canvey Island in the early '70s, sandpapered the face of rock'n'roll, leaving all that came before a burnt-out ruin - ... See full summary »
48. La Commune (Paris, 1871) (2000)
345 min | Drama, History, War