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A Tale Of Three Sisters by Emin Alper wins the Art Cinema Award at the Sarajevo Film Festival

A Tale Of Three Sisters by Emin Alper wins the Art Cinema Award at the Sarajevo Film Festival

The International Confederation of Arthouse Cinemas is proud to announce that the Art Cinema Award at the 25th Sarajevo Film Festival goes to A Tale Of Three Sisters by Emin Alper.

Film information

A Tale Of Three Sisters (Kız Kardeşler)
Turkey, Germany, Netherlands, Greece, 2019, 108 minutes
Director: Emin Alper
Director of photography: Emre Erkmen
Script: Emin Alper
Cast: Kayhan Açikgöz, Cemre Ebuzziya, Helin Kandemir, Müfit Kayacan, Ece Yüksel
Production : Liman Film, Nu Look
International Sales: The Match Factory

More information on the festival’s website.

Synopsis

Sisters Reyhan, Nurhan, and Havva were sent to town as “besleme” (foster children and maids). As they fail their foster parents for different reasons, they are sent back to their father’s house in their poor village. Deprived of their dreams of a better life, they try to hold on to each other.

Jury’s decision:

For its
– Cinematic conviction and poetry
– Resolve of its character development
– Multifaceted manifestations of agency by a younger generation of women
– Ability to traverse cultures, landscapes and language with a clear sense of place and moment
The CICAE ART CINEMA AWARD at the 25th Sarajevo Film Festival goes to EMIN ALPER for A TALE OF THREE SISTERS (KIZ KARDEȘLER).

The jury was composed of:

Joan Parsons, Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast, United Kingdom
Butheina Kazim, Cinema Akil, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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