Magazine article Screen International

Turkish Political Drama 'The Announcement' Gets Sales Deal (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Turkish Political Drama 'The Announcement' Gets Sales Deal (Exclusive)

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Athens-based sales outfit Heretic Outreach nabs world rights.

‘The Announcement’

Greek sales outfit Heretic Outreach has acquired worldwide rights to The Announcement, a politically-charged Turkish drama that commentates on the country’s uneasy past and present.

Based on actual events in May 1963, The Announcement tells the story of a group of retired colonels fed up with the Ankaran government who plan to announce a political coup d’etat by storming Turkey’s National Radio station. Met with a multitude of roadblocks, the colonels scramble to keep their plan on track despite not knowing if the coup they’re announcing even happened.

Currently in post-production, the project marks director Mahmut Fazil Coşkun’s third feature length film. …

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