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24th Athens International Film Festival

The Announcement

21/9/18, 20:15, Astor
22/9/18, 21:30, Danaos 2


In 1963 Istanbul a group of soldiers are tasked with taking over the state radio station and with announcing the upcoming coup. Nothing goes according to plan and it all results into a dramedy. An absurd comedy, a political satire with a side of noir in a sardonic farce which could have been directed by Roy Anderson. In attendance of the director


TURKEY, BULGARIA | 2018 | COLOR | DCP | 94' | TURKISH

Istanbul, 1963. A military group enters to national radio building to announce the Turkish people’s safety in the upcoming coup d'état. The critical detail they aren’t aware of, and the main comedy agent in the film, is that their partners in Ankara have failed. The fictionalized narration of yet another failed coup d'état inTurkey looks like a small οdyssey without redemption. A series of obstacles and incidents lead the characters to the same start-line.

A look at Turkey’s turbulent history, for which the director stylistically draws from flm noir and the cinema of Kaurismaki and Roy Andersson, creating an amazingly original and bold film, which, looking down on the past, relentlessly satirizes the present. Th.K.

DIRECTOR: Mahmut Fazil Coşkun
SCREENWRITER: Ercan Kesal, Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun
DoP: Krum Rodriguez
MUSIC: Okan Kaya
ECITOR: Çiçek Kahraman
PRINCIPAL CAST: Ali Seçkiner Alici, Tarhan Karagöz, Murat Kiliç, Şencan Güleryüz

MAHMUT FAZIL-COŞKUN
He began filmmaking with directing documentaries in year 2000. His first fiction film, Uzak Ihtimal, won several national and international awards including Rotterdam Film Festival's Golden Tiger award. His sophomore, Yozgat Blues, premiered at San Sebastian Film Festival.

FILMOGRAPHY
2018 The Announcement
2013 Yozgat Blues
2009 Uzak Ihtimal


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