Flying Broomsticks

The Flying Broomstick International Women’s Film Festival is starting in Ankara on May 6. And this time the theme is ‘Evil’…

The countdown has begun for the 13th Flying Broomstick International Women’s Film Festival. Based on the theme of ‘Evil’, this year’s festival includes not only old and new films but draws its strength from documentaries as well. Venues for the festival are the Kızılırmak Cinema and the German Culture Center. According a special place to films from the history of cinema, the festival this year is bringing together films by women directors from the member countries of the European Union: seven women master directors from Iciar Bollain and Lynn Ramsey to Ruth Mader and Dorota Kedziersawska, who have created their own cinematic language. All those interested in seeing their films and other feature debuts should try to be in Ankara May 6-13. The screening of ‘Can Go Through Skin’ (Esther Rots) and ‘Cinco dias sin Nora’ (Mariana Chenillo) is another reason to be there. Meanwhile, the festival’s ‘Best’ is the 1993 production of Jane Campion’s now classic ‘The Piano’, which earned her the distinction of being the first woman to take the Golden Palm at Cannes and the second woman to be nominated for an ‘Oscar’.