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THE ANTENNA

THE ANTENNA

  • Directed by Orçun Behram
  • Starring Ihsan Önal, Gül Arici
  • presented w/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES / BFI London Film Festival
  • 2019 | 115mins | Turkey | rated (18)

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Mehmet, the superintendent of a dilapidated high-rise apartment block is tasked with overseeing the installation of a government-imposed satellite dish, designed to monitor information in the building. Shortly after construction begins, the portentous death of an engineer signals the arrival of something far more suspicious than mere surveillance. As inexplicable transmissions infiltrate the homes of the residents, so does a strange black ooze that seeps through the walls. Invoking the corporeal preoccupations of early Cronenberg by way of Tetsuo: The Iron Man – and a dash of Lamberto Bava’s Demons 2 thrown in for good measure – Orçun Behram’s dystopian sci-fi shocker is a thing of grotesque beauty, offering an audacious allegory for freedom of speech in contemporary Turkey. Big Brother is watching…