The “Festival on Wheels,” organized by the Ankara Cinema Association, started its 24th journey on Nov. 30 in Ankara. After its first stop, the festival will travel to the Black Sea provinces of Sinop between Dec. 7 and Dec. 9 and Kastamonu between Dec. 10 and Dec. 13.
The festival invites cinema enthusiasts to participate in a tour of cinema around the world with the best films of the year.
The world cinema tour will offer films like “Cold War” by Zimna Wojna, “Girl,” “Donbass” and “Burning” (Beoning), which has recently been released and awarded in Cannes.
A list of outstanding Turkish films of the year will also be featured in the Turkey 2018 section, including workshops and interviews with the presence of film crews.
Short films and children’s films will also be available for free. In the Children’s Films section, there will be films from the United States and the Netherlands.
The festival’s other sections include Fake News and Exploitation, which includes films about fake news curated by critics Jonathan Rosenbaum and Ehsan Kloshbakht, and the Without Refuge section, where films about refugees can be found. Moreover, two exceptional films under the section Silent Adventure will be presented accompanied by the live music performances of Stephen Horne and Frank Bockius.
This year’s guest artist is Didem Pekün for the festival’s other section in which the festival audience will meet artists with backgrounds in contemporary art. In this part of the festival, Pekün’s award-winning film “Somewhere in Between” and “Tülay German: Years of Fire and Cinders,” a documentary featuring the life story of famous singer Tülay German, will be featured.
Like every year, the festival will present three classics dedicated to a specific theme selected by one of the famous filmmakers.