ISTANBUL: A total of 204 films from 62 countries will be screened at the 34th Istanbul Film Festival from 4 to 9 April 2015.
The jury of the International Golden Tulip Competition is presided by Rolf de Heer and includes Bence Fliegauf, George Ovashvili, Čedomir Kolar and Melisa Sözen, who will judge 12 films. The International Golden Tulip Award will be given in memory of Şakir Eczacıbaşı, former chairman of IKSV and co-founder of the Istanbul Film Festival.
The National Golden Tulip Competition will feature nine films, of which six are world premieres.
New sections have been added to the programme, such as Family Ties, Balkans: Cinema of Flames, German Animation Cinema and Special Screenings: Little Truths.
The International Golden Tulip Competition lineup:
Itsi Bitsi (Denmark, Croatia, Sweden)Directed by Ole Christian MadsenProduced by Nimbus FilmCoproduced by MP Film ProductionSupported by Croatian Audiovisual Centre
Star (Russia)Directed by Anna Melikyan
Listen Up Philip (USA)Directed by Alex Ross Perry
Reality (France, Belgium)Directed by Quentin Dupieux
Black Souls (Italy)Directed by Francesco Munzi
Memories on Stone (Irak, Germany, Qatar)Directed by Shawkat Amin Korki
Wild Life (France)Directed by Cédric Kahn
The Golden Era (China, Hong Kong)Directed by Ann Hui
Phoenix (Germany)Directed by Christian Petzold
Why Can't I Be Tarkovsky? (Turkey)Directed by Murat DüzgünoğluProduced by Kuzgun Film
Life in a Fish Bowl ( Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic)Directed by Baldvin ZophoníassonProduced by Icelandic Film CompanyCoproduced by Solar Films Inc. Oy, Axman Production, Harmonica Films AB
Far from the Madding Crowd (USA, UK)Directed by Thomas Vinterberg
Yearning (Germany, Turkey)Directed by Ben HopkinsProduced by Bredok Film ProductionCoproduced by Geissendörfer Film- Und Fernsehproduktion Kg (Gff), Mars Production, Zeytin Film