Friday 3 February 2023
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The Announcement

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
Festivals / Awards
  • Venice Film Festival, Orizzonti competition section, Special Jury Prize
  • Athens International Film Festival
  • Haifa International Film Festival
  • Sao Paolo International Film Festival

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

Director/s

Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun
Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun
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