“Ivy” strands six men on a large cargo vessel off the Egyptian coast, where they spend weeks unraveling from boredom, deprivation and internal conflicts. A psychological thriller with eventual supernatural (or perhaps just metaphorical) elements, this latest effort from Turkish writer-helmer Tolga Karacelik (“Toll Booth”) is intriguing enough, but slow-moving and insufficiently atmospheric to stir as much mystery or tension as it should. Offshore exposure will be modest.
Director: Tolga Karaçelik
Writer: Tolga Karaçelik
Stars: Osman Alkas, Kadir Cermik, Hakan Karsak
Co-Producer: JOMAMI Filmproduktion
2015 Sundance Film Festival
2015 Istanbul Film Festival