Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

The Antenna


Year: 2019
Country: TURKEY
Run Time: 115 minutes

The Antenna

Mehmet, a sheepish man who loves silence, serves as the superintendent to a crumbling apartment complex in a dystopian Turkey. One day he sees a government worker, who is installing the new state-run satellite on the roof, fall to his death. Then there’s the black sludge oozing from a tenant’s shower tiles. Coincidentally (or not so), these ominous events coincide with the kickoff of the new state telecommunication network, broadcasting government bulletins directly into homes, with plans to run 24/7. While the bulletins promise fundamental change for Turkish society, Mehmet must find the source of the black sludge, now seeping into other units and bringing chaos in its wake. The more Mehmet begrudgingly searches, the more of an infernal nightmare the complex and its tenants become. Full of ASMR-inducing sound and Cronenbergian imagery, THE ANTENNA is a unique horror/sci-fi parable cautioning against the vicious rise of modern censorship. (In Turkish with subtitles) — D.O.

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, April 03, 2020 at 11:20 PM ET

Sunday, April 05, 2020 at 4:15 PM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

After Hours

New Direction Competition

Orçun Behram

Orçun Behram, Müge Özen

Orçun Behram

Engin Özkaya

Burç Alatas

Principal Cast
Ihsan Önal, Gül Arici, Levent Ünsal, Isil Zeynep, Murat Saglam, Elif Çakman, Mert Toprak Yadigar, Eda Özel, Enis Yildiz

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