The residents of a small town set between a stormy sea and an ominous forest are becoming insane. They are convinced that successive signs appearing in the town are indications of doomsday.
Tayfun Pirselimoğlu’s haunting political allegory delves deep into humanity’s obsession with Doomsday, messiahs, and salvation. With exquisite black-and-white cinematography and mesmerizing mise-en-scène, Sideway confirms Tayfun Pirselimoğlu as a director of mysterious vision.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria