Anons
The Announcement

 

 

A coup d’état is not much use if nobody notices it, which is why an irregular transfer of power is usually announced through the media. The proclamation of a military coup in May 1963 is also the task of the protagonists of Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun’s third film, Anons: While his colleagues in Ankara are overthrowing the government, they have to make the announcement on Radio Istanbul. Unfortunately, the radio technician who is needed to get the job done is not at work, and many other things get in the way. For a while, we think we are watching a deadpan comedy of fiascos, until the first victim makes it clear to us that what we’re seeing is dead-serious, and that none of the on-screen protagonists are amused by the jokes that life has invented for them on this fateful night. But not only the film’s tone testifies to the experimental zeal of the director, who was born in Turkey in 1973 and trained in Los Angeles and Istanbul. His visual style also dares break with conventions. He repeatedly lets the action move out of the frame, and conveys what is happening through what is heard, not what is seen. He thereby, in a playful and casual way, makes it clear that what is filmed is just a part of a far more complex reality. (as)

 

 

Turkey, Bulgaria 2018
94 Min. Farbe. DCP. Türk/e

Director: Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun

Script: Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun, Ercan Kesal

Camera: Krum Rodriguez

Editor: Çiçek Kahraman

Music: Okan Kaya

Cast: Ali Seçkiner Alici, Tarhan Karagöz, Murat Kiliç, Şencan Güleryüz


 

International Competition 2019 "Cutting Edge"

 

Wednesday 19.06.2019
21.15 Uhr

Stadtkino Basel

In attencande of Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun

 

Saturday 22.06.2019
19.15 Uhr

kult.kino atelier

In attendance of Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun