Lenny Abrahamson’s feature, starring Michael Fassbender, in competition at the Istanbul Film Festival.

The 33rd Istanbul Film Festival has unveiled its line-up of features including the 11 films that will go head-to-head in its international competition.

The competition titles include:

  • Frank, Lenny Abrahamson
  • Metalhead, Ragnar Bragason
  • Tracks, John Curran
  • Tom at the Farm, Xavier Dolan
  • Me, Myself and Mum, Guillaume Gallienne
  • Papusza, Joanna Kos, Krzysztof Krauze
  • Those Happy Years, Daniele Luchetti
  • The Reunion, Anna Odell
  • Triptyque,  Pedro Pires, Robert Lepage
  • Violette, Martin Provost
  • Blind, Eskil Vogt

The 10 titles in its Human Rights in Cinema Competition include:

  • Rags and Tatters, Ahmad Abdalla
  • TransX Istanbul, Maria Binder
  • My Love Awaits Me by the Sea, Mais Darwazah
  • Ai Weiwei the Fake Case, Andreas Johnsen
  • The Voice of The Voiceless, Maximón Monihan
  • The Missing Picture, Rithy Panh
  • La Jaula de oro, Diego Quemada-Díez
  • Tangerines, Zaza Urushadze
  • The Verdict, Jan Verheyen
  • For Those Who Can Tell No Tales, Jasmila Zbanic

As previously announced, Stephen Frears’ Oscar-nominated feature Philomena, starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, will open the festival, which runs April 5-20.

The Turkish festival also features industry section Meetings on the Bridge.

For Meetings On The Bridge programme click here

For 33rd Istanbul Film Festival film list click here

For 33rd Istanbul Film Festival events click here