Showtime: November 17, 2019; 8:35pm
The Announcement / Anons – DIR: Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun – Turkey – 2018 – 94 mins – Language: Turkish with English subtitles
group of military officers has 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 announce-
ment 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 inefficiency, 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 ANNOUN-
CEMENT 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.
Featuring : Ali Seçkiner Alıcı, Tarhan Karagöz, Murat Kılıç
Official Selection Venice Biennale 2018