Mad Dogs & Seagulls announced the world premiere of The Four Walls, the latest film from Kurdish movie director Bahman Ghobadi. The film will screen at the Tokyo International Film Festival as part of their main Competition section.
"If I hadn't turned out to be a filmmaker, I would have been a musician." - Bahman Ghobadi
The Four Walls stars Amir Aghaee, Funda Eryiğit, Fatih Al, Bariş Yildiz and Onur Buldu. The film's synopsis reads: "Boran is a musician working in Istanbul away from his family. His wife has never seen the sea and he has worked for years to buy a small home overlooking it so he can bring his family to live with him. One day he returns home to find a building blocking his sea view. Now begins his fight to reclaim his lost view in the most tragic of circumstances, a fight which gets progressively harder as time goes by." The film was shot on location in Turkey.
Ghobadi's first feature film, A Time for Drunken Horses (2000), was the first Kurdish film to be invited to the Cannes Film Festival Directors' Fortnight and that year it received the Golden Camera, for best first feature in the festival, as well as the FIPRESCI award.
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This year's 34th edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival runs from 30October to 8 November. The festival's opening film is Clint Eastwood's Cry Macho. Jury president for the Competition section is French actress Isabelle Huppert.
Mad Dogs & Seagulls in London is handling world sales of The Four Walls.