This year’s lineup for the 48th annual New Directors/New Films will introduce 24 features and 11 short films to New York audiences, with 15 films directed or co-directed by women.
NAME OF FILM: BELONGING (AIDIYET)
DIRECTOR(S): Burak Çevik
STARRING: Eylül Su Sapan, Çaglar Yalçinkaya
GENRE: Crime Film
SYNOPSIS: A murder investigation is flipped inside out in Burak Cevik’s second feature, a spellbinding and surprising work that questions whether we can ever truly understand criminal motives. We begin in the present, as two young murder suspects give statements to the police, their voices accompanying hauntingly vacant images of urban alienation and garish city lights; we then flash back to witness the first encounter between the two suspects, their mutual attraction and world-weariness emerging across a sleepless night and morning after. Cevik imbues the proceedings with a stylistic confidence and willingness to bend the conventions of cinematic form to arrive at a complex, gripping double meditation on love and death.
The 49th edition of Forum as part of the Berlin International Film Festival will consists of 39 films, 31 of which world premieres.