Turkey submits Oscar film

The movie is called “Ice Cream, I Scream”. Most of the actors in the movie are actually just regular people, residents of Mugla, Turkey. It was made with one of the lowest budgets that the Academy has ever seen. The director, Yuksel Aksu, said that it’s a feel good, comedic look at Turkish life, to counter the years of movie making that has always depicted Turkey as a dark, backward place, where children live on hashish, and where the wonders of the wheel were just recently realized.

Here is the plot of the movie from IMDb:

Ali, who is ice cream salesman in Mugla, tries to survive in the face of fierce competition from the big ice cream brands. While trying to promote his ice cream, he tours the village with his brand new yellow ice cream motorbike. However the naugthy boys of the town who are chasing him to have free ice cream, steal the motorbike while he is away. Still repaying the debts for the loan on his motorbike, Ali becomes furious and accuses the big ice cream brands of stealing the car in order to destroy him. He starts investigating the theft of his motorbike asking one by one to the sellers of the big brands, while all along the naugthy boys are enjoying their free ice cream.

A record 61 countries have submitted films this year.

Nominations for the 79th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2007, at 5:30 a.m. PST in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2006 will be presented on Sunday, February 25, 2007, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network at 5 p.m. PST, beginning with a half-hour arrival segment.

Check out the entire Press Release which includes a complete list of all submitted films.

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~ by ziddi on November 28, 2006.

2 Responses to “Turkey submits Oscar film”

  1. I know I can always count on you to let me know about movies especially turkish ones, you’re quite the movie critic.

  2. Your check’s in the mail

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