Turkish woman filmmaker to screen movie in IFFK

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014,19:01 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | Film buffs will get a chance to experience cultural diversity and inner conflicts in Turkey from the point of view of a woman filmmaker in ‘Pandora’s Box’ by well-known director Yesim Ustaoglu, in the 19th edition of International Film Festival of Kerala.
While Turkish cinema celebrates its centenary, as many as eight films including the ‘Pandora’s Box’ will be screened in the Country Focus section in the one week-movie gala beginning here from December 12. According to Kerala Chalachitra Academy, the organiser of the event, it is the only movie by a woman director to be showcased in the section.
As the title suggests, the 112 minute movie portrays the unresolved problems and crisis in the life of three siblings in Istanbul. The 2008-movie has already won several recognitions in many prestigious festivals including the San Sebastian International Film Festival.
The other films in the ‘Country Focus’ section–’Majority’, ‘The Night of Silence’, ‘A Joint Venture by Turkey and Germany’, ‘Come to My voice’, ‘Sivas’, ‘A Fair Ground Attraction’ and ‘I am not Him’– also portray a blend of modern liberalised Turkey and its existing conflicts, diversities and ambiguities with the traditional culture.