Turkey sets ‘Fire’ for Oscar

Gunes' family drama will vie for foreign-lingo nom


“Where the Fire Burns” by helmer Ismail Gunes is Turkey’s nomination for best foreign language Oscar.

The film, which took top prize at the Montreal World Festival earlier this month, is a harrowing story of a father’s mission to kill his teenage daughter after she falls pregnant, bringing shame to the family.

Told as a road story with pregnant Ayse (Elifcan Ongurlar) slowly poisoned by her mentally-tortured father Osman (Hakan Karahan), the film is a biting social satire based on a true story.

Produced by Sarmasik Sanatlar, the drama was released in Turkey in May.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the five nominees for best foreign film on Jan. 10. The 85th Academy Awards ceremony takes place Feb. 24.

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