A group of disgruntled sailors go off the deep end in the extraordinary second feature from director Tolga Karaçelik (Tollbooth). Set on board a hulking cargo ship moored off the coast of Egypt, Ivy follows a skeleton crew of seabound misfits, including a narky Cypriot captain, his religiously devout number two, two dishevelled dossers, and the cliff-like, monosyllabic ‘Kurd’. Forced to stay onboard after their paymasters go bust, it isn’t long before power structures are dissolving, leading to tension, factionalism, threats of violence, and strange apparitions. Shot by Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s DOP Gökhan Tiryaki, this is a brilliantly atmospheric parable of cabin fever.
Followed by Q&A. Tickets available from the Rio Cinema website here.
Please note that this film is now screening on Saturday 11 July, not Sunday 12 July as originally advertised.