Tuesday, April 04, 2006


Ventured into Catalhoyuk last week in order to witness the obstruction of the sun by pocket change...

Istanbul Film Festival (through April 16th)

The relatively new include: Caveh Zahedi's I Am a Sex Addict, Nick Cave's The Proposition, The Dardennes' The Child, Takeshi Kitano's Takeshis', Carlos Reygadas' Battle in Heaven, Atom Egoyan's Where the Truth Lies, Soderbergh's Bubble, James Longley's Iraq in Fragments

Some classics include: Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits, Mike Leigh's Naked, Tarkovsky's Nostalghia, Wong Kar-Wai's awesome 2046 (yes, it's a classic damnit), and a Rossellini restrospective.

Where Are They Now: A year after Pelin Esmer's Oyun (Play) was shown at the fest, it finally opened in select venues in Istanbul a few weeks ago. Bilge Ebiri's New Guy, which played in the 2003 fest, is out on DVD. (Note: these are not playing in this year's fest).


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