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13th edition of Filmekimi on 11-17 October in Istanbul!

The 13th edition of Filmekimi to be organised by İKSV with the sponsorship of Vodafone FreeZone will be in Istanbul on 11-17 October and at several Anatolian cities.

The harbinger of the upcoming film season, Filmekimi will once more bring close to 40 brand new feature films which have made their premieres at international festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Sundance, Toronto and Venice.

The 13th edition of Filmekimi will take place in Istanbul on 11-17 October, travel to several Anatolian cities in October and finally stop by Gaziantep as a cooperation between the Zeugma Film Festival, Filmekimi and the Kırkayak Culture Center to present the international program of the Zeugma Film Festival.

First organised in 2002, Filmekimi last year had an audience of 48,000.

Zvyagintsev, Cronenberg, Leigh, Godard and many other master filmmakers...

• Leviathan / Andrei Zvyagintsev

A bold masterpiece against corruption, and “a polemic against the current Kremlin administration,” Leviathan is loosely inspired by the Book of Job. Andrey Zvyagintsev’s latest film follows an old man whose plot of land and house is tried to be snatched by a corrupt mayor. Leviathan won the Best Screenplay Award at Cannes.

Maps to the Stars / David Cronenberg

Cult filmmaker David Cronenberg’s latest premiered at Cannes and won Julianne Moore the Best Actress Award. Maps to the Stars is what John Cusack describes as a “very lurid fever dream about Hollywood.” The cast of the film includes Hollywood A-list stars: Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson, and Olivia Williams.

Mr. Turner / Mike Leigh

Known for his films about British middle classes, Mike Leigh’s latest concentrates on the last 25 years of one of the pioneers of impressionism, J.M.W. Turner. Mr. Turner stars Leigh’s longtime collaborator Timothy Spall, who took painting lessons for two years for his role, and won the Best Actor Award at Cannes.

Whiplash / Damien Chazelle

Damien Chazelle’s latest film won both the Audience Award at Sundance and the Grand Jury Prize, to be screened at Cannes later. Whiplash, follows the tense relationship between a jazz master  and the 19-year-old drummer student.

Timbuktu / Abdrerrahman Sissako

The latest film from one of African cinema’s most celebrated filmmakers was one of Cannes’ most striking films with its depiction of a silent struggle. “I hope to have something like hope in my films–one can ban music, but the strongest music is what we hear in our head,” says Sissako for Timbuktu, which observes the ruined lives of families under the newly installed sharia laws in the north of Mali. The film won the Ecumenic Prize at Cannes where it premiered.

Adieu au langage / Jean-Luc Godard

The 39th feature film from the ever-young master of cinema, the 83-year-old genius Jean-Luc Godard will overwhelm both your eyes and your mind. Utilizing different video formats, unprecedented 3D experiments, a solid sense of humour, literary quotes and a myriad of wordplays, Goodbye to Language won the Jury Prize at Cannes and once more proved that Godard is still innovative and still young at heart. The plot is simple according to the master director: “A married woman and a single man meet. They love, they argue, fists fly.”

Deux jours, une nuit / Dardenne Kardeşler

Dardenne Brothers’ latest Palm d’Or contender Two Days, One Night is “Another powerhouse slice of working-class Belgian life. A typically superb social drama,” according to Variety magazine, and “Cotillard's best work since La Vie En Rose.” Marion Cotillard stars as Sandra, a worker who returns to work after suffering from depression to find out that her boss has decided that her colleagues vote to take a 1000 Euros bonus at the expense of her job. She has just one weekend to change their minds.