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Sundance films to premiere at Istanbul!

The Sundance Film Festival will take place between 16 and 26 January. The six films from the Sundance programme that the Istanbul Film Festival will be screening are Pawel Pawlikowski’s Holocaust drama Ida, Alain Guiraudie’s Cannes winner murder mystery Stranger by the Lake, Tala Derki’s Return to Homs which was IDFA’s opening film, Indian actress Geetu Mohandas’ debut feature Liar’s Dice, and Noaz Deshe’s African drama White Shadow.

The Sundance Film Festival will take place between 16 and 26 January. The six films from the Sundance programme that the Istanbul Film Festival will be screening are Pawel Pawlikowski’s Holocaust drama Ida, Alain Guiraudie’s Cannes winner murder mystery Stranger by the Lake, Tala Derki’s Return to Homs which was IDFA’s opening film, Gregg Araki’s latest drama White Bird in A Blizzard which comes after a three year hiatus, Indian actress Geetu Mohandas’ debut feature Liar’s Dice, and Noaz Deshe’s African drama White Shadow.

Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida has already won best film accolades in London, Les Arcs, Gdynia and Warsaw film festivals, and also brought best actress awards to its main actresses at Les Arcs Film Festival, Agata Kulesza and Agata Trzebuchowska. Set in the 1960s at Poland, the black and white film follows a young nun who discovers that she is actually Jewish right before she takes her final vows.

French director Alain Guiraudie’s latest film which won The Directing Award and The Queer Palm at Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard sidebar Stranger by the Lake, is a Hitchcockian meditation on death, queer culture and friendship. The film is set completely on a secluded nude beach.

Slated at the opening slot of one of the most respectful documentary festivals of the world, IDFA, Return to Homs paints a portrait of revolutionist youngsters at the Syrian city of Homs. Director Tala Derki follows two close friend for a period of three years: 19-year-old Basset and 24-year-old video-activist Ossama who start with passive resistance but find themselves engaged in armed conflicts. The producer of the film, and also one of the cameramen is Orwa Nyrabia, who had visited the festival in 2012 as a speaker on the Filming Revolution panel..

Taking its name from a South American game, Liar’s Dice is the debut feature of actress-writer-director Geetu Mohandas. Lead by actress Geetanjali Thapa and Lunchbox and Gangs of Wasseypur actor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the film follows a young woman who does not heed the elders of her Himalayan village and hits the road to find her missing husband.

Winning The Lion of the Future which is given to the best first film at the Venice Film Festival, White Shadow follows an albino boy who who travels from his village to the big city, to survive from traders and hunters who kills albinos and sell their body parts as charms. The film is directed by Los Angeles writer-director Noaz Deshe.