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THE ANNOUNCEMENT

2018  / 94’ / DCP / Colour / Turkey

 

Director: Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun

Senaryo / Screenplay: Ercan Kesal , Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun

Music : Okan Kaya

Cinematography: Krum Rodriguez

Art director : Osman Özcan

Editing: Çiçek Kahraman

Cast: Ali Seçkiner Alıcı, Murat Kılıç, Tarhan Karagöz, Arif Şencan Güleryüz, Serkan Ercan, Erdem Şenocak, Sanem Öge, Mehmet Yılmaz Ak,

Producer: Halil Kardaş, Tarık Tufan

Production: Filmotto Yapım A.Ş

Summary

1963,last days of May… The film tells the story of four former soldiers and their  

extraordinaryone-night journey. Lieutenant Şinasi, Commander Kemal, Commander Rıfat and Colonel Reha plan to announce a manifesto of the military coup on Istanbul Radio which will commence in Ankara on the same night. They are certain that a strong and an efficient manifesto leads to a successful coup and public support. However, nothing goes as they planned.

 

These four soldiers who believe in that everything can be managed by planning anda military force also believethat they can decide on behalf of others. However, what lets them down is the invisible power of civilian life.

 

Director

He began filmmaking with directing documentaries in year 2000. He made his first fiction film Wrong Rosary (Uzakİhtimal) in 2009 with which he won several national and international awards including Rotterdam Film Festival’s “Tiger Award” and İstanbul Film Festival’s Best Director award. His second film Yozgat Blues was finished in 2013 and premiered at 61.San Sebastian Film Festival. The Announcement (Anons) is his third film.

Filmography

2013  YYozgat Blues
2009  Wrong Rosary