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A Tale of Three Sisters – Emin Alper

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Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2019: #131. A Tale of Three Sisters – Emin Alper

Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2019: #131. A Tale of Three Sisters – Emin Alper

A Tale of Three Sisters

Turkish director Emin Alper returns with his third feature, A Tale of Three Sisters, a 1980s set period piece. Produced by Nadir Operli (who also produced Alper’s sophomore film Frenzy in 2015 as well as the Jessica Woodsworth and Peter Brosens title The King of the Belgians), the feature stars Kayhan Açikgöz, Cemre Ebuzziya, Helin Kandemir, Müfit Kayacan, and Ece Yüksel. Emre Erkmen (All of a Sudden, 2016) lensed the feature. Alper’s 2012 debut Beyond the Hill won an award out of Berlin’s Forum sidebar. His 2015 sophomore film Frenzy competed in Venice and won a Special Jury Prize.

Gist: Three sisters in a gloomy, stagnant village in the 1980s are sent to live with a family as a foster child/maid combination. Each sister failing the foster family for different reasons, they’re sent back to live with their father in their poor village and do their best to support one another.

Release Date/Prediction: Alper’s A Tale of Three Sisters will compete for the Golden Bear in the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival.

Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2021: France (Bruno Dumont), Passing (Rebecca Hall) and Nightmare Alley (Guillermo Del Toro). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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