The festival journey of the Turkey-Iran co-production “Lake Edge”, which premiered at the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, continues with the Akbank Short Film Festival and the Istanbul Film Festival.
Turkey-Iran co-production, which premiered at the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival. Lakeside The festival journey of the movie continues with Akbank Short Film Festival and Istanbul Film Festival. The film, which has strong influences from Iranian cinema and was shot in Hatay, will compete for the Best Short Film Award in both festivals.
Aziz PiedOne of the leading names of the young generation Iranian Cinema adapted from the feature-length screenplay of the same name written by. Ali AsgariAfter joining the film as a co-producer, Lakeside, whose shooting was completed in the summer of 2021, shares the audience with the story of Leyla, who lives in a small town.
Written and directed by Aziz Alaca and starring Rugul Free and Mahir Berkant VarolThe film, in which Leyla finds out that she is pregnant, brings to the screen a lakeside meeting where she will share this news with her boyfriend Fatih, and the tour she took in the streets of the town before. Collaborating with Iranian artists in the fields of image, editing, and sound, Lake Edge brings a woman-centered story together with Iranian cinematic aesthetics, an approach that conveys the human story told with an observant eye and has strong examples in Iranian cinema.
The painter Rugül Free, who played the character of Leyla in the film, thus had her first acting experience. Using his own face and body as a model in his paintings, Özgür reminded art lovers of his unique style in his latest exhibition “In My Own Forest” held at Mixer Art Gallery that everything is a part of nature.
A new stop on the festival journey: Istanbul
Having premiered at the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, where it competed for the “Best Short Film Award”, Lakeside left Kayseri Golden Sycamore Film Festival, Izmir Short Film Festival, Antep Short Film Festival, and AFSAD Short Film Festival behind on its festival journey, while Ankara CerModern It also met with moviegoers with its special screening and online screening as part of Istanbul Modern’s “The Future is Short” selection.
Lakeside invites moviegoers to join Leyla for a day at the 18th Akbank Short Film Festival, which will continue with online events and screenings until March 31, and the 41st Istanbul Film Festival, which will take place between April 8-19. The film, which will compete for the Best Short Film Award in the national category in both festivals, will be available to watch online on Saturday, March 26 at 20:30 on the website filmonline.akbanksanat.com. Screenings within the scope of the Istanbul Film Festival will be held on Thursday, April 14 at 13:30 at Cinewam City’s Nişantaşı and on Sunday, April 17 at 16:00 at Kadıköy Cinema.