“Decision to Leave” won the Best Director Award at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.
The opening film of the Ayvalık International Film Festival, which will be held for the first time this year by the Seyir Association, was “Decision to Leave”, which was awarded the Best Director award at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. The movie directed by Park Chan-Wook, which made a big impression, will be screened on the evening of September 16 at Ayvalık Büyük Park Amphitheater after the opening ceremony. Ayvalık International Film Festival, directed by Azize Tan, will bring the domestic and foreign productions, which are eagerly awaited of the year and made a name for themselves in world festivals, to the audience between 16-21 September 2022.
After the Ayvalık Open Air Film Nights, which was established in Ayvalık this year, the Watch Society started the preparations for the Ayvalık International Film Festival. Aiming to make Ayvalık a center for different branches of art, especially cinema, the Seyir Association aims to produce different projects throughout the year and to organize cultural and art events outside of Ayvalık. For this purpose, after the festival to be held in Ayvalık on September 16-21, a special selection from the festival program will be shown in Diyarbakır between September 24 and 25.
Being aware of its connection with the city where the festivals are held, and without competition, Ayvalik International Film Festival; It has a full program with a selection of films, interviews about films, panels on current issues, workshops for children, and film screenings. In addition, the Young Cinema program, which will be organized with students from different universities in Turkey, will provide the opportunity for young filmmakers to meet with film professionals, while students will take part in the festival organization.
FESTIVAL, “DECISION TO LEAVE” IT WILL BEGIN!
your directorship Azize Tan‘s program consultancy Fatih Ozguvenundertaken by Ayvalik International Film FestivalInaugurated by the master director of recent South Korean cinema. Park Chan WookThe highly anticipated final movie of “Decision to Leave” will make. The film, which was awarded the Best Director award at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival and received full marks from the critics, is about the story of a detective who falls in love with the woman who is the suspect of the murder he is investigating and is caught between the investigation and his feelings.
The festival selection includes the ambitious productions of the year, which met the audience for the first time at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Kore-Eda Hirokazu, who we know with the films Shoplifters, Like Father Like Son, and After Life, is about the parents who cannot care for their babies, hiding their identities and leaving their babies in boxes called Baby Boxes. “Baby Service (Broker)” and one of them. The film, which received the Ecumenical Jury Award at the Cannes Film Festival, is the star of the Oscar-winning film Parasite in the lead role. Song Kang-HoWon the Best Actor Award.
Mia Hansen-Løve, who competed in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the Cannes Film Festival and met with the audience last year with the movie Bergman Island, focuses on a young woman living with her young daughter and looking for a suitable nursing home for her sick father. “One Fine Morning” and the Cannes Film Festival Special Jury Prize winner, 84-year-old director Jerzy Skolimowski, about the story of a donkey named Baltazar that begins in a Polish circus and ends in an Italian slaughterhouse. “EO”It will also meet the audience in Ayvalık.
Another of the films in the program is Claire Denis’s adaptation of Denis Johnson’s novel of the same name, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. “The Stars at Noon”. The film is about the romantic relationship that develops in a high tension environment between a mysterious businessman and a stubborn journalist in Nicaragua in 1984.
Jean-Pierre Dardenne, winner of the 75th Anniversary Special Award at the Cannes Film Festival and Luc Dardenne, films to be screened in Ayvalık “Tori And Lokita”It focuses on the struggle for life of two children, Tori and Lokita, who have fled their country together and have to prove that they are brothers in order to get a residence permit in Europe, although they are not related by blood.
Charlotte Wells’ emotional film about a woman’s childhood holiday with her father in Turkey, screened as part of the Cannes Film Festival Critics’ Week and shot in Muğla. “After Sun (Aftersun)”; Manuela Martelli’s 1976 film in Chile during the Pinochet era, where a woman finds herself in an unexpected struggle “1976”; Thomas Hardiman, who was named among the Stars of the Future by Screen Magazine in 2021, is about the events that developed after a murder that took place during the hairdresser of the year competition, which included eccentric hairdressers. “Medusa Deluxe” and Erige City, screened in the Directors’ Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival this year, depicting the lives of a group of Tunisian fig harvesters. “Under the Fig Trees” the first feature films of directors whose names we will hear frequently in the coming years, to meet the audience in Ayvalık.
impressions Vural Cinemain and Ayvalik Great Park Amphitheaterwill take place in Ayvalik International Film FestivalOther movies that can be watched will be announced in the coming days. Festival tickets will go on sale on Biletix on September 9.