10 films competing for the “Golden Dolphin” at the 10th Bosphorus Film Festival International Feature Film Competition have been announced.


Organized by the Bosphorus Culture and Arts Foundation to be held on 21-28 October, films competing in the 10th Bosphorus Film Festival International Competition have been announced.

Films in the international feature competition, to be evaluted by jury members Nashen MoodleyUrszula AntoniakNenad DukicJan Jilek and Şükrü Sim are; Davit Pirtskhalava’s "A LONG BREAK” which had its world premiere at the 47th Toronto Film Fetsival, about Tsitsi initiating a reunion of his former classmates after 13 years to punish his former classmate Guga; Youssef Chebbi’s “ASHKAL” which had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival Directors' Fortnight, about two cops, Fatma and Batal, finding burnt bodies at the Gardens of Carthage, a district of Tunisia initiated by the former Regime where construction stopped at the beginning of the Revolution and the events that follow; Philip Scheffner’s “EUROPE” which had its premiere at the 72nd Berlinale Forum, about Zohra who received a French residence permit for medical reasons, but with the condition to leave the country once her  health improves; Bianca Lucas’s “LOVE DOG” which had its premiere at the 75th Locarno Film Festival, about John returning to his hometown in Mississippi after finishing a job on a Texas oil rig and confronting not only his repressed trauma but that of a society grieving dying American myths; Lola Quivoron’s “RODEO” which won the “Coup de Coeur” award at the 75th Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard, about Julia, a young woman on the fringe of society with a passion for motorcycling,meeting a group of bikers who perform acrobatic tricks at full speed; Noémi Veronika Szakonyi’s “SIX WEEKS” which had its world premiere at the 28th  Sarajevo International Film Festival, about Zsófi, a defiant teenager, giving up her newborn daughter through open adoption, while doubts begin to rise within her body and soul; Ilgar Najaf“SUGHRA’S SONS” which had its premiere at the 26th Busan International Film Festival, about a family who live together on a remote communist village; Mihai Mincan’s “TO THE NORTH” which had its premiere at the 79th  Venice Film Festival Orizzonti, about a Romanian stowaway named Dumitru who gets caught during a shift change on a transatlantic ship; Miloš Pušić’s “WORKING CLASS HEROES” which had its world premiere at the 72nd Berlinale Panorama, about Lidija, a cold-hearted businesswoman working for a construction investor with dubious morals; Michal Blaško’s “VICTIM” which had its premiere at the 79th Venice Film Festival, about Irinia trying to make a new life for herself in a foreign country and being torn between protecting her family and searching for the truth.

Tickets On Sale On October 17!

Tickets for the 10th Bosphorus Film Festival, ready to meet cinemagoers on October 21-28, will be on sale on October 17.

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10th Bosphorus Film Festival International Feature Competition Films

A LONG BREAK - Davit Pirtskhalava / Georgia
ASHKAL - Youssef Chebbi / France, Tunisia
EUROPE - Philip Scheffner / Germany, France
LOVE DOG - Bianca Lucas / Poland, Mexico, USA
RODEO - Lola Quivoron / France
SIX WEEKS - Noémi Veronika Szakonyi / Hungary
SUGHRA’S SONS - Ilgar Najaf / Azerbaijan, Germany, France
TO THE NORTH - Mihai Mincan / Romania, France, Greece, Bulgaria, Czechia
VICTIM - Michal Blaško / Slovakia, Czechia, Germany
WORKING CLASS HEROES - Miloš Pušić / Serbia