Category: Film

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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 […]

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New Erdoğan biopic ‘Reis’ flops at the box office
 

  A biographical film charting the meteoric rise of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has bombed at the box office. Directed by Hüdaverdi Yavuz, Reis opened at over 300 screens on Friday 3rd March, but sold just 67,850 tickets to make 817,158 TL on its first weekend, leaving the film trailing in fourth place at […]

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Tamer Hassan’s new film Bitter Harvest in UK cinemas from today

  British actor Tamer Hassan stars alongside Terence Stamp, Barry Pepper, Samantha Barks and Max Irons in a new period drama about one of the most overlooked tragedies of the 20th century. Bitter Harvest is a powerful story of love, honour, rebellion and survival as seen through the eyes of two young lovers caught in […]

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Remake, Remix, Rip-off – special screening of documentary about Turkey’s exploitation cinema

During the 1970s and 1980s, the Turkish film industry was churning out hundreds of movies each year. Many were shameless low-budget rip-offs of American box office hits: from Superman (Süpermen Dönüyor, 1979) to Star Wars (Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam, 1982), and E.T. (Badi, 1983) to the Wizard of Oz (Ayşecik ve Sihirli Cüceler Rüyalar Ülkesinde, 1971). […]

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Turkish acting legend Tarık Akan loses cancer battle
 

Former heartthrob and leading man of Turkish cinema Tarık Akan has died today aged 66. His death was announced in a statement by the Nazım Hikmet Culture and Arts Foundation, where Akan served as a board member. He had been receiving treatment at a private hospital after recently being diagnosed with lung and liver cancer. Akan […]

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Turkish extras needed for filming in London this autumn

A British casting agency has put out an appeal for Turkish origin or Turkish-looking men and women of all ages to take part in paid film work in September and October of this year. While no mention of the actual project is given, The Casting Collective says filming will take place “in and around London, […]