Tuesday, August 23, 2011
MWFF 2011 | PRESS
MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL August 18 to 28, 2011PRESS
Focus on World Cinema2010 / Colour / 100 min
Production company : Sedat Yilmaz, Karincalar Film Yapim, Firuzaga Mah. Sungu Sok., Sungu, # 1, Cighangir Beyoglu, 34425
Director : Sedat Yilmaz Script : Sedat Yilmaz
Photography : Demir Gokdemir Editor : Sedat Yilmaz
Cast : Aram Dildar, Engin Emre Deger, Kadim Yasar, Sezgin Cengiz, Tayfur Aydin, Asiye Dincsoy
In the early 1990s, when the armed conflict between Kurdish militants and the Turkish goverment was at its height, a group of journalists at "Free Agenda". a leftwing publication in Diyarbakir, struggle to report the infingements of human rights in Turkey and, in particular, the Kurdish areas. As government pressure increases, the young staff fights not only to publish but simply to survive. Some of them are kidnapped and threatened, some are killed out on the streets, and their offices are broken into and ravaged by the police. Journalism is no longer a profession, it is a matter of life and death.
Born in Malayata, Turkey in 1972, Sedat Yilmaz studied computer science then switched to cinema at Marmara University. In 2003 he co-founded Karincalar, a film production house, for which he made commercials, educational films, videos and documentaries. His directorial credits include The Seventieth Day (2000) and Handcuffs (2002). PRESS is his first feature.