SCREENINGS + NEWS

While Cursed by Specters

@Images Festival, Canada
made, remade, unmade
May 21 , 1:30 pm— 3:00 pm

BIOGRAPHY

Burak Cevik (1993, Istanbul) founded Fol Cinema Society and curated experimental and arthouse film screenings. He was lecturer on Non-Fiction between 2018-2020 at Istanbul Bilgi University. His films The Pillar of Salt and Belonging premiered at Berlinale Forum in a row, 2018 & 2019. His video works were screened at various festivals such as Locarno, Toronto and New York Film Festival.



2019

Sublime

Ich war zuhause, aber,
Angela Schanelec


Great

Endless Night, Eloy Enciso
Fire Will Come, Oliver Laxe
Synonymes, Nadav Lapid
Oroslan, Matjaž Ivanišin


Good

Joker, Todd Phillips
Marriage Story, Noah Baumbach
Martin Eden, P. Marcello
The Irishman, Martin Scorsese




Somehow New

Fausto, Andrea Bussman
Amusement Ride, Tomonari Nishikawa



Worth Seeing

143 Sahara Street, Hassen Ferhani
Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream, Frank Beauvais
The Last to See Them, Sara Summa
State Funeral, Sergei Loznitsa
Outside The Oranges Are Blooming, Nevena Desivojević
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino


Enjoyable

Parasite, Bong Joon-ho
Uncut Gems, Safdies
Ad Astra, James Gray
Şehitler, Köken Ergun
Stay Awake, Be Ready, Pham Thien An
Watchmen, Damon Lindelof


2018

Sublime



Great

Transit, Christian Petzold
Casanovagen, Luise Donschen  
3/4, Ilian Metev



Good

Di qiu zui hou de ye wan, Bi Gan
Roma, Alfonso Cuarón
Ash Is Purest White, Ji Zhang ke



Somehow New

L. Cohen, James Benning
Notes on an Appearance, Ricky D'Ambrose
Playing Men, Matjaz Ivanisin
The Image Book, Jean-Luc Godard



Worth Seeing

What Remains, Belit Sag
O Órfão, Carolina Markowicz  



Enjoyable

Dead Horse Nebula, Tarik Aktas
Fotbal Infinit, Corneliu Porumboiu
Homecoming, Sam Esmail
MI: Fallout, Christopher McQuarrie
Ölümlü Dünya, Ali Atay
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, P.  Ramsey, B. Persichetti, R. Rothman
Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ron Howard
2017

Sublime

Mrs. Fang, Wang Bing
Twin Peaks: The Return E08, David Lynch


Great

Good Time, Safdies
Milla, Valérie Massadian



Good

Columbus, Kogonada
First Reformed, Paul Schrader



Somehow New

Dene wos guet geit, Cyril Schäublin
If Only There Were Peace, Deniz Tortum & Carmine Grimaldi
Prototype, Blake Williams
Phantasiesätze, Dane Komljen


Worth Seeing

Zama, Lucrecia Marte
Körfez, Emre Yeksan
Shape of a Surface, Nazli Dincel
Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson


Enjoyable

Logan Lucky, Steven Soderbergh
Person to Person, D. G. Defa
Three Billboards..., Martin McDonagh
Mindhunter (Series)
The Square, Ruben Östlund
Twin Peaks: The Return, David Lynch

2016

Sublime

Dao Khanong, Anocha Suwichakornpong
Eniaios (Cycles IX, X, and XI), Gregory Markopoulos



Great

Personal Shopper, Olivier Assayas
Jackie, Pablo Larrain



Good

American Honey, Andrea Arnold 



Somehow New

Ayhan ve Ben, Belit Sag 



Worth Seeing

Albüm, Mehmet Can Mertoglu
Hermia & Helena, Matías Piñeiro



Enjoyable

Disruption, Belit Sag
Arrival, Denis Villeneuve
HyperNormalisation, Adam Curtis
The Lobster, Yorgos Lantimos

2015

Sublime

The Assassin, Hsiao-hsien Hou




Great

Blackhat , Michael Mann
Carol, Todd Haynes



Good

Heaven Knows What, Safdies



Somehow New

Solitary Acts #4, #5, #6, Nazli Dincel
E42,  Cynthia Madansky
Ah Geceler!, Can Eskinazi
Night Without Distance, Lois Patiño
Heart of a Dog, Laurie Anderson





Worth Seeing

La Princesa de Francia, Matías Piñeiro
The Tribe, Miroslav Slaboshpitsky
88:88, Isiah Medina
Nurcan, Belit Sag
Abluka, Emin Alper



Enjoyable

Going Clear...,  Alex Gibney
Mad Max: Fury Road,  George Miller
Sicario, Denis Villeneuve
Star Wars VII, J.J. Abrams
Steve Jobs, Danny Boyle
The Martian, Ridley Scot
World of Tomorrow, Don Hertzfeldt

2014

Sublime

Jauja, Lisandro Alonso
Xi You, Tsai Ming-Liang




Great
Horse Money, Pedro Costa
Night Moves, Kelly Reichardt
Nightcrawler, Dan Gilroy



Good

Ben O Degilim, Tayfun Pirselimoglu
Phoenix, Christian Petzold



Somehow New

Goodbye to Language 3D, Jean-Luc Godard
Her Silent Seaming, Nazli Dincel
Lunar Almanac, Malena Szlam
Que Ta Joie Demeure, Denis Cote



Worth Seeing

Inherent Vice, Paul Thomas Anderson
Kis Uykusu, Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Kumun Tadi, Melisa Onel 
The Fortune You Seek Is In Another Cookie, Johannes Gierlinger



Enjoyable

Force Majeure, Ruben Östlund
Interstellar, Christopher Nolan
Remake, Remix, Rip-Off, Cem Kaya
Saint Laurent, Bertrand Bonello

2013

Sublime

Camille Claudel 1915, Bruno Dumont
Jiao You, Tsai Ming-Liang  





Great

Before Midnight, Richard Linklater 
Story of My Death, Albert Serra



Good

Harmony Lessons, Emir Baigazin
When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism, Corneliu Porumboiu




Somehow New

Thing, Anouk De Clercq
Redemption, Miguel Gomes
The Strange Little Cat, Ramon Zürcher Trois exercices d'interprétation, Cristi Puiu





Worth Seeing

Blue Is the Warmest Color, Abdellatif Kechiche
Gloria, Sebastian Lelio
Heli, Amat Escalante
Ilo Ilo, Anthony Chen
Mahi va Gorbeh, Shahram Mokri
Paradise: Hope, Ulrich Seidl
Sen Aydınlatirsin Geceyi, Onur Unlu
Stranger by the Lake, Alain Guiraudie
Zayiat, Deniz Tortum


Enjoyable

American Hustle, David O. Russell
Frances Ha, Noah Baumbach
Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón
Her, Spike Jonze
Spring Breakers, Harmony Korine
The Grandmaster, Wong Kar-wai


2012

Sublime

Differently, Molussia, Nicolas Rey
Leviathan, Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel
Post Tenebras Lux, Carlos Reygedas
Tabu, Miguel Gomes



Great
Beyond the Hills, Cristian Mungiu
Cosmopolis, David Cronenberg
Like Someone in Love, Abbas Kiarostami
Sofia's Last Ambulance, Illian Metev
The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer
The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson



Good

Everybody in Our Family, Radu Jude
Memories Look at Me, Fang Song
Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow



Somehow New

Point de Gaze, Jodie Mack
Ashes, Apichatpong W.
The Last Time I Saw Macao, João Pedro Rodrigues, João Rui Guerra da Mata
Student, Darezhan Omirbayev         





Worth Seeing

Amour, Michael Haneke
Barbara, Christian Petzold
In the Fog, Sergey Loznitsa
Just the Wind, Benedek Fliegauf
L'enfant d'en haut, Ursula Meier
Paradise: Love, Ulrich Seidl
The Hunt, Thomas Vinterberg
Yeraltı, Zeki Demirkubuz



Enjoyable

Holy Motors, Leo Carax
It's Such a Beautiful Day, Don Hertzfeldt
Looper, Rian Johnson
No, Pablo Larrain
Searching for Sugar Man, Malik Bendjelloul

2011

Sublime

Eighty Letters, Vaclav Kadrnka
The Kid with a Bike, Dardennes



Great

Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da, Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Nuit #1, Anne Emond
Wuthering Heights, Andrea Arnold
Melancholia, Lars von Trier



Good

Martha Marcy May Marlene, Sean Durkin
Oslo, August 31st, Joachim Trier
A Separation, Asgar Ferhadi
Margaret, Kenneth Lonergan



Somehow New

Leafless, Nazli Dincel
Curious Light, Charlotte Pryce
Play, Ruben Östlund
Slow Action, Ben Rivers
Outside Satan, Bruno Dumont
Two Years at Sea, Ben Rivers



Worth Seeing

The Turin Horse, Bela Tarr
Elena, Andrey Zvyagintsev
Innocent Saturday
Raw Material, Christos Karakepelis
The Skin I Live In, Pedro Almodovar
M  Hotel, Apichatpong W.
Bizim Büyük Çaresizliğimiz, Seyfi Teoman



Enjoyable

We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lynne Ramsay
Inni, Vincent Morisset
Take Shelter, Jeff Nichols 
Pina, Wim Wenders
The Ides of March, George Clooney
It's Such a Beautiful Day, Don Hertzfeldt
Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen
Sleepless Nights Stories, Jonas Mekas
2010

Sublime

Kosmos, Reha Erdem
Le Quattro Volte, Michelangelo Frammartino
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Apichatpong W.



Great

Bal, Semih Kaplanoglu
Certified Copy, Abbas Kiarostami
The Social Network, David Fincher



Good

My Joy, Sergey Loznitsa
Never Let Me Go, Mark Romanek
On Tour, Mathieu Amalric
Saç, Tayfun Pirselimoglu
Somewhere, Sofia Coppola



Somehow New

Bi, Don't Be Afraid, Phan Dang Di
Empire, Apichatpong W.
Too Much Pussy! Feminist Sluts, a Queer X Show, Émilie Jouvet
Verano de Goliat, Nicolas Pereda
You Are All Captains, Oliver Laxe



Worth Seeing

Ano Bisiesto, Michael Rowe
Bu Sahilde, Zeynep Dadak & Merve Kayan
Curling, Denis Cote
Post Mortem, Pablo Larrain
The American, Anton Corbijn
The Mosquito Net, Agustí Vila       
Wisdom Teeth, Don Hertzfeldt



Enjoyable

Blue Valentine, Derek Cianfrance
Carlos, Olivier Assayas
Catfish, Ariel Schulma & Henry Joost
Enter the Void Exit Through the Gift Shop, Banksy
Inception, Christopher Nolan
Marwencol, Jeff Malmberg
Norwegian Wood, Tran Anh Hung
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Edgar Wright
Submarine, Richard Ayoade
Senna, Asif Kapadia