AUTUMN ARRİVES, FİLMEKİMİ STARTS Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, Filmekimi brings award-wining, critically acclaimed movies shown in world festivals to the filmgoers of Istanbul. The last movies of the masters of world cinema, such as Ken Loach, Xavier Dolan, Ashgar Farhadi, Jim Jarmush, Park Chan-wook, Paul Verhoven, Tod Solondz and Pedro Almodovar are shown in Filmekimi that will continue until October, 16.

Undoubtedly, one of the most eagerly expected films of the program is British director Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake. At the zenith of political filmmaking, Ken Loach won his second Palm d’Or with I, Daniel Blake after the 2006-movie, The Wind that Shakes the Barley. The film, touching as it is angry, follows the story of a retired carpenter, who tackles with the bureaucracy in order to get state support. It draws strength from a realistic standpoint while praising solidarity against the failing system and suffocating bureaucracy.

Another star of Filmekimi is Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only the End of the World, which brought him the Grand Prix and the Ecumenical Jury Award at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is a family drama that brings together some of the most distinguished actors of France; Marion Cotillard, Gaspard Ulliel, Vincent Cassel, Léa Seydoux and Nathalie Baye. Adapted from French writer Jean-Luc Lagarce’s 1990 stage play, It’s Only the End of the World follows an estranged writer, Louis, who visits his family after a long hiatus only to tell them about his terminal disease and say goodbye. Lauded as Dolan’s most mature film to date, It’s Only the End of the World is a powerful melodrama that will leave a deep impression.

Also in this year’s program, there are twelve movies that are submitted by their country of origin to the Oscars. A total of 51 movies meet with the audience, including the Oscar nominees of France, South Korea, Finland, Spain, England, Germany, Romania, Mexico, Iran, Netherlands, Canada and Egypt.

The movies are shown at Atlas, Beyoğlu, Cinemaximum Nişantaşı City’s and Rexx movie theaters.

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