by Guven Kara, Berkin Keskin
STFF 2022 OPENING GALA PICTURES
Saturday, December 3, 4pm at SIFF CINEMA UPTOWN
Director: Cem Özay
Cast: Timur Acar, Emine Meyrem, Hakan Aslan
Running Time: 95m
An authoritarian father, who makes his living in a mountain village with tree trade, has a deeper problem with his family due to his oppressive and unjust behavior. The way out of this psychological crisis that the family is in depends on the ability of family members to forgive each other.
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Love, Deutschmarks and Death
Saturday, December 3, 6pm at SIFF CINEMA UPTOWN
* Film followed by Q&A with the director Cem Kaya
* Opening Gala will be held at 9pm @ Ada's Restaurant Bar
Director: Cem Kaya
Cast: Alper Ağa, Orhan Amuroğlu, İmran Ayata
Running Time: 1h 36m
The German Federal Republic’s 1961 recruitment agreement with Turkey not only brought “guest workers” but also their music. This is the world of Radio Yılmaz, protest rocker Cem Karaca’s German exile, and many more. A rhythmic and vividly narrated cinematic encyclopedia of Turkish music in Germany.
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Sunday, December 4, 2pm at SIFF CINEMA UPTOWN
Director: Erkan Tahhuşoğlu
Cast: Ayşe Demirel, Emel Göksu, Elif Ürse
Running Time: 74 MIN
The story of two-middle class old sisters with opposite characters who have to live together. They are carried to loneliness, they can not socialize neither to each other nor to anyone else, even though they have been trying different methodologies to surpass this situation and never developed a solution.
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Sunday, December 4, 3:30pm at SIFF CINEMA UPTOWN
Director: Emin Alper
Cast: Selahattin Paşalı, Ekin Koç, Hatice Aslan
Running Time: 2h 9m
Emre, a young prosecutor, newly appointed to the small town of Balkaya find himself being pulled into a political conflict during his first murder investigation.
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Rabiye Kurnaz vs George W. Bush
Sunday, December 4, 6pm at SIFF CINEMA UPTOWN
Director: Andreas Dresen
Cast: Meltem Kaptan, Alexander Scheer, Charly Hübner
Running Time: 1h 59m
Desperate to help her son, Rabiye Kurnaz, a housewife and loving mother from Bremen, goes to the police, notifies authorities and almost despairs at their impotence and in the end, against all the odds, something truly remarkable happens.
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The List of Those Who Love Me
Sunday, December 4, 8:30pm at SIFF CINEMA UPTOWN
Director: Emre Erdoğdu
Cast: Halil Babür, Hayal Köseoğlu, Sermet Yeşil
Running Time: 1h 29m
Yılmaz is the most famous of Cihangir, the neighborhood of celebrities. He is the dealer and close friend of famous filmmakers and actors. Together with the drug operations held in Istanbul and around, Yılmaz is getting paranoid about not being loved by them anymore. This paranoia makes him take bigger risks day by day and Yılmaz will be destroyed slowly by the gravity of the desire for being loved.
Ecem Ecevit Real Estate
December 3-4, 12pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown
9th edition of our most eagerly anticipated event, STFF Shorts Program Festival Selection, will showcase 11 short films by contemporary filmmakers. We are also going to screen STFF Docs Program with 5 documentaries for the first time this year.
STFFShorts 2022 Program 1
DISTANCES - Efe Subaşı
ALKARISI - İlyas Soner Yıldırım
GROUND ZERO - Mehmet Göksu
ŞERO - Mustafa Efelti
THE ADDRESS - Aram Dildar
STFFShorts 2022 Program 2
MAYBE WE WILL GO SOMEDAY - İnan Erbil
EVERYTHING UNNERVES ME - Hazal Bayar & Çağıl Saydam
THE NIGHT GENERATION - Yasemin Demirci
LARVA - Volkan Güney Eker
THE SHEEP- Benhur Bolhava
IN THE WOODS - Ilgın Saçan
STFFDocs 2022 Program 3
ÇÖPOVA - Batukan Ceyran
NOSEMA - Etna Özbek
RETURNING HOME - Dilan Engin
SULTANS OF MARBLE - Mehmet Buyruk
THE LEADER OF HALAY - İbrahim Abay
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THE 10TH SEATTLE TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAM
We are happy to announce the 10th Seattle Turkish Film Festival Program that features some of the best contemporary Turkish Films. STFF 2022 will take place between December 3-4 at SIFF Uptown. All screenings of this year will be in-person, and we will be following the CDC guidelines for public health to keep everyone safe for future screenings.
Please support us by joining these screenings and events as we are all looking forward to reconnecting in-person with our wonderful community.
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Opening Night Film
MEET THE ARTIST
Meet Beyza, Turkey based artist behind the design of this year's STFF poster!
As the STFF Team, we are honored to have her on-board this year!
Beyza Salcı is a graphic designer and photographer based in Turkey. She is currently continuing her graduate studies at Anadolu University, Department of Art Teaching. She has worked on graphic design and photography production in many different companies in private sector for a long time. These works reflect her understanding of art based on her art education. Rooted from her experimental work on photography using mixed art methods, she brought her second solo exhibition titled “Residue” to the audience.
Check out more of her artworks at https://www.behance.net/beyzasalci