Istanbul Film Festival 2012
We’ve partnered with the Istanbul Film Festival, currently running through April 15, to present a couple of films to viewers in Turkey for free right here.
Rémi Bezançon’s A Happy Event is “the film Knocked Up strived to be,” writes Serena Whitney at exclaim! “Bezançon’s visual style and his uncanny ability to embrace inappropriate humor, as well as being able to showcase couples at their most vulnerable, make this film stand out from the rest.”
In Keep Me Upright (Tiens moi droite), Zoé Chantre, diagnosed as a child with scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine, chronicles her “search to find words to fit her symptoms and visual expression for her condition,” as the Berlin International Film Festival described the film when it screened in the German capital in February. “Proceeding chronologically from her diagnosis, Chantre playfully splices together pencil sketches of bodies and body parts, medical diagrams and images and film footage to create a rich seam of visual, linguistic and sonic associations.”