Ivy / Sarmaşık
Turkish with English Subtitles, 104 minutes, 2015
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Directed by Tolga Karaçelik
2015 Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor, 2015 East End Film Festival Best Film, screened at Sundance Film Festival
An agency boat is takes on three new crew members to a bulkcarrier named MV Sarmasik (IVY). The ship is aimed to sail to her loading port Egypt, but as she is sailing down south the shipowner goes bankrupt. When the ship reaches the Egyptian port, the captain and everyone else on board learns that there is a lien on the ship and they are not allowed to get on land nor call the port. Due to sea safety regulations, a skeleton crew remains. IVY is the story of these six remaining men on the ship ship for hundred and twenty days. During this period, these men suffer hunger and thirst, face isolation, and day by day paranoia grows amongst them. They argue, divide into groups, transition from wanting to align with the captain to forming an opposition against him... and the ship turns into a hunting ground.
Pre-screening reception and post-screening Q&A with actor Nadir Sarıbacak