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Flying Broom Women_s Film Festival

Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival has been organized since 1998 with the belief that cinema has an impact on the promotion of gender sensitivity. The main purpose of the festival is to use the effective narrative of the cinema to make women and their problems more visible and to create yet another milieu to further the discussions on gender and gender discrimination as well as encouraging the role of women in the world of cinema. Flying Broom is now arranging the 17th film festival, which will be held on 8-15 May 2014.


Impatient waiting will end at the Festival


Impatient waiting will end at the Festival

Ingenious directors are heading for Flying Broom again this year to halt the impatient waiting of the festival followers.  Doris Dörrie, Margarethe von Trotta, Iciar Bollain, Tahmineh Milani, Dorota Kędzierzawska and Marta Meszaros
will meet film lovers with the best examples of their own cinemas on
5-12 May at 14th Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival.

Broom will present to its followers a week full of the latest films of
these ingenious directors that they will bring from Germany, Iran, Poland, Hungary, and Spain to Ankara.

Spanish director, Iciar Bollain who
is the favorite of not only festivals but also women's activities with
her award-winning film called 'Take My Eyes' that depicts domestic
violence is coming with a film about colonialism this time: Even the Rain (2010).African
natives are struggling for water, their right to live; however the
rulers who use force to dominate nature are turning even the rain into
bank notes. So what will the African natives do to struggle against
these rulers? This film, which makes difference with its unique scenes
and script that is clearly a work of a master, was awarded at Palm
Springs International Film Festival.

One of the most prolific directors of German cinema, Doris Dörrie addresses body politics this time with her latest film 'The Hairdresser (2010)' even
though the far east atmosphere which she skillfully created in her film
called 'Cherry Blossoms' has not lose its effect yet. The Hairdresser,
which wants us to question the power over women’s body, tells the story
of an obese hairdresser, Kathi, who is having a hard time finding a job
because she doesn't meet the patterns of the beauty sector.

Tahmineh Milani,
who makes women's problems visible with her films in her country, Iran,
and adapts lives that remained hidden into the screen with a rebellious
language, is a bold director responding to inequalities and injustice
with the language of cinema. Milani keeps decoding sex-based problems
and opposing masculine dominance again in her film called 'Payback (2010)' which tells the story of four women who meet in a prison and start a gang to take revenge from men.

Polish director, Dorota Kedzierzawska,
who is counted among unforgettable directors by film lovers with her
film called 'Crows', tells a story about childhood in her new film 'Tomorrow Will Be Better (2010)'.
This film, which mirrors three children’s struggle to find their own
ways in life, brings Kędzierzawska up to the level of masters once

Hungarian cinema also has a special place in the world cinema history. Márta Mészáros
who keeps adapting sexist politics and extremities of government
pressure into cinema is the most popular woman director in Hungary.
Mészáros takes us back to the 1970s with her film called 'The Last Report on Anna (2009)'.
This film focuses on Anna Kéthly who was once a minister of Imre Nagy
government, which was banished after The Hungarian Revolution. 'The Last
Report on Anna' is the first film that deals with informants since the
political changes in Hungary.

And another ingenious director of German cinema, Margarethe von Trotta… Von Trotta is coming to the festival with 'Vision (2009)'
which portrays the life of Hildegard of Bingen, the first composer to
write about her life and the first woman to write about female
sexuality. Von Trotta is making a significant note in the history of
women's cinema with Hildegard who is the most foreseeing and inspiring
woman of Middle Age.

You can watch the films at Kızılırmak Movie Theatre and Goethe Institut in Ankara.

For more information: 0312 427 00 20


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About Flying Broom Women_s Film Festival

FLYING BROOM defines its objectives as follows;

To bring together women who are aware of and sensitive about women`s issues and responsive to women`s movement.

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