Category: Film

Culture
10 good reasons to help save the London Turkish Film Festival

  Last month, the long-running London Turkish Film Festival announced it was turning to crowd-funding to help keep it going. So far the campaign has raised just under £1,500. As we enter the last week of the fundraising campaign, we give our readers ten good reasons to support this important festival. 1) LTFF programming puts spotlight […]

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Mem Ferda stars in new crime drama London Heist
 

  British Turkish film star Mem Ferda is back on the silver screen in a lead role as an East-End gangster in the gripping action thriller London Heist. Driven by “honour and respect”, this pacey, violent drama charts a criminal on the warpath after his father is brutally murdered. Ferda (Pusher, The Devil’s Double) captivates […]

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Istanbul cat documentary Kedi now screening at the Barbican

  Londoners, if you missed the recent screening of Kedi at the BFI, you have another chance! This must-see film for cat and Istanbul lovers offers an intimate and fascinating tour of the streets, alleys and enclaves of Turkey’s biggest metropolis from a cat’s-eye-view. Roaming the streets of Istanbul, director Ceyda Torun follows seven felines […]

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Fluent Turkish speaking actors needed for London film casting on Wednesday

  A casting agency is keen to find professional Turkish speaking actors in the UK for an experimental film about Susurluk – one of Turkey’s most infamous car crashes in recent times. Atmosphere Entertainment has put the call out for middle-aged male actors to play two key characters in Scar, with filming due to take […]

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The Trans Sex Workers of Istanbul: special London screening and Q&A

  To celebrate LGBT Pride Month, the Frontline Club is screening two short films about the Turkish and Latin trans communities. Directors Andy Hayward and Olivia Crellin will be present for a Q&A discussion about their mini documentaries, chaired by India Willoughby, Britain’s first transgender newsreader. The number of transphobic murders in Turkey has increased […]

Community
Another first: Manchester Turkish Film Festival 2017

Calling all film lovers: on Thursday evening, the Manchester Turkish British Association will be presenting the city’s first Turkish film festival. Seven award-winning Turkish short filmsfilms – a mixture of animation, documentary, comedy and experimental – have been selected from this year’s Eskisehir University International Film Festival for screening. The mini one day festival is […]

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Hababam Sınıfı actor Halit Akçatepe dies aged 79
 

  One of Turkey’s best loved actors passed away in Istanbul earlier today. Halit Akçatepe, who had suffered a stroke last year, was rushed to hospital on Thursday after experiencing breathing difficulties. A statement issued by the hospital said the veteran actor died as a result of a blockage to the upper part of his […]