Wednesday 24 April 2024
12:00 AM |

The Announcement

May 22nd, 1963. Unhappy with the existing social and political situation in Turkey, a group of military officers have planned a coup d’état to take down the government in Ankara. Meanwhile in Istanbul, their conspirators have undertaken the vital mission of taking over the National Radio station and making a formal announcement about the coup. But nothing goes to plan. Faced with a number of obstacles, including a sudden rainstorm, the absence of the radio station technician, a betrayal, the lack of feedback from Ankara and their very own insufficiency, the conspirators scramble to keep their plan on track and announce the success of the coup – that is, if the coup in the capital has taken place at all. Based on actual events and told over the course of a single night, “The Announcement” is a wry commentary on Turkey’s uneasy political past – and present. Biting political satire meets subtle comedy in a film that highlights the absurdity of its story without ever being anything less than dead serious.

Language
  • Turkish
Runtime
95
Production Year
2018
Film Type
Feature
Production Countries
  • Turkey
  • Bulgaria
Casts
Ali Seçkiner Alıcı, Tarhan Karagöz, Murat Kılıç, Şencan Güleryüz
Production Company
Filmotto Production, Chouchkov Brothers (Bulgaria), BKM
Premier Status
Asian Premiere

Crew List

Director
Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun
Screenwriter
Ercan Kesal, Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun
Producer
Halil Kardaş, Tarık Tufan
DOP / Camera
Krum Rodrigues
Editor
Çiçek Kahraman
Music
Okan Kaya
Sound
Murat Celikkol

Festivals / Awards

Venice Film Festival, Orizzonti competition section, Special Jury Prize
Athens International Film Festival
Haifa International Film Festival
Sao Paolo International Film Festival

Director/s

Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun
Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun
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