Houses With Small Windows, a short film by Flemish-Kurdish director Bülent Öztürk, has been selected for Official Competition at the Venice Film Festival. The film’s world premiere screening is set for the Orizzonti short film section of the festival, a programme that selects films based on criteria such as quality and originality of language and expression. The 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival takes place from 28 August until 7 September.
Houses With Small Windows is a powerful and yet muted portrait of an honour killing in the rural Kurdish south east region of Turkey in which 22-year-old Dilan pays for her forbidden love for a young man in a neighbouring village with her life, at the hands of her own brothers. And as tradition has it, the killing must be compensated and yet another victim is made.
The official screening will take place at the Sala Perla on Thursday the 5th of September at 2.30 pm.
More information on additional screenings will follow asap.
Article CatherineVuylsteke in De Morgen