Kicking off its sixth edition this year between October 26 and November 3, International Bosphorus Film Festival’s Opening Film is revealed. David Lowery’s latest film “The Old Man & The Gun” with an all-star cast including Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Elisabeth Moss and Tom Waits will make its Turkish premiere as the Opening Film of the festival. Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker, who at the age of 70 organizes his last bank robbery, “The Old Man & The Gun” is pointed out as one of the most prominent nominees of the Oscar race and also will be remembered as the final acting performance of Robert Redford.
Taking place between October 26 and November 3 with the support of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism General Directorate of Cinema, and with the institutional partnership of TRT, 6th International Bosphorus Film Festival unveils its Opening Film. Already uttered by the lobbies as a prominent Oscar nominee, “The Old Man & The Gun” with its lead role as the Oscar-winner actor Robert Redford who has declared his retirement during the production will meet Turkish cinephiles for the first time at the opening ceremony of International Bosphorus Film Festival.
Robert Redford’s farewell acting performance!
Directed by David Lowery - well known with his works including “Ain't Them Bodies Saints” (2013), “Pete's Dragon” (2016) and “A Ghost Story” (2017), one of the most acclaimed films of the last year – who also adapted the screenplay from David Grann’s 2003 article in The New Yorker magazine, the film is inspired by the true story of Forrest Tucker, who after successfully escaping imprisonment for numerous times, performs his last bank robbery at the age of 70. Critically acclaimed following its world premiere in Telluride FF, and to be competed for the Best Film Award at London Film Festival after Toronto FF, “The Old Man & The Gun” stars Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek and Lowery’s favorite actor, Casey Affleck as the lead roles, who are accompanied by Elisabeth Moss, Tom Waits, Danny Glover and John David Washington. Paying homage to Robert Redford’s cult performance in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”, the film is also crucial in that it is the final performance of the master actor.
Organized by International Bosphorus Cinema Association and Istanbul Media Academy in cooperation with Anadolu Agency as the Global Communication Partner, 6th International Bosphorus Film Festival will take place in Istanbul between October 26 and November 3.
6th International Bosphorus Film Festival
October 26 and November 3, 2018
For detailed info on the festival: bogazicifilmfestivali.com