Av: The Hunt

Av: The Hunt | Emre Akay | TR 2020 | 87 Min | DCP
Filmcasino
Su,20.09.▸23:00
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Tu,22.09.▸18:00
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When word gets out about Ayşe’s affair, her enraged husband shoots her lover, while she manages to escape by the skin of her teeth. The family sends a whole slew of henchmen after the young woman, who tries to get to Istanbul in hopes of finding a place to hide. Emre Akay’s takes the hot-button issue of honor killing and the toxic patriarchy that feeds this custom to construct a relentless whirlwind of a genre piece that takes cues from survival- and revenge-thrillers and is pivoted on an outstanding lead performance by Billur Melis Koç. As fast-paced as it is relevant, Av: The Hunt is one of this season’s most potent white-knuckle edge-of-your-seaters: buckle up!

Emre Akay
has written, directed, edited, and produced several successful Turkish films, starting with his first two short films shot on super 8 (Proxemic, Breaking Point, both in 2001), which got selected for numerous festivals. Since then Akay’s short films have been screened in more than 40 festivals around the world. In 2004 he cowrote, coproduced, and codirected his first feature A Film By Tuğra Kaftancıoğlu, which reached a wide audience when it was voted all-time second favorite film at the !f Istanbul 2013 and shown at the IKSV Film Festival in the 100th Anniversary of Turkish Cinema Retrospective. His international breakthrough came with two Arte France collaborations: the documentaries Always Forward (2005) and A Knot in My Bosphorus (2010).
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Language OmeU
Cast Billur Melis Koç, Ahmet Rifat Sungar, Yağız Can Konyalı, Yılmaz Adam Bayraktar, Baki Rıdvan Kaymaz
Writer Emre Akay, Deniz Cuylan
Editing Taner Sarf, Emre Akay
Cinematography Barış Özbiçer

Screenings

Filmcasino
Su,20.09.▸23:00
Tickets kaufen
Schikaneder
Tu,22.09.▸18:00
Tickets kaufen