Category: Film

Film
Rio to screen award-winning Insiders/İçerdekiler – where a sister must choose between integrity or indecent proposal

Insiders/İçerdekiler (2018) is a gripping tale of faith, hope and integrity. A teacher (Caner Cindoruk) who has imprisoned for six months for no apparent reason is told that that his wife will be allowed to visit him, even though conjugal visits are usually strictly prohibited. The sceptical teacher continually asks why they would allow this. […]

Film
Catch chef Musa Dağdeviren of Netflix fame in London for A Pinch of Anatolia

Chef, culinary anthropologist and author, Musa Dağdeviren is the leading authority on Turkey’s unique food traditions. He has been featured in the Netflix documentary series Chef’s Table, and been raved about by foodies who have been coming to his restaurants for the past 25 years to sample recipes he has unearthed in all four corners […]

Film
Cinayet Süsü: the funniest Turkish movie of 2019, now showing at Odeon Lee Valley

Get ready for 2019’s funniest Turkish film: an action/comedy where incompetent homicide detectives try to catch a serial killer who leaves every murder scene newly decorated with paints, slogans and poems. Directed by Ali Atay, Cinayet Süsü / You’ve Got Murder stars Uğur Yücel, Cengiz Bozkurt, Binnur Kaya, Feyyaz Yiğit, Mert Denizmen, and Mehmet Özgür. […]

Festivals
Two Turkish movies in the Together Alone Film Season, showing this weekend at the Rio Cinema

Focussing on the “powerful feeling of a life alone” as experienced on the screen, Together Alone is two-day mini film festival curated by Octavian Dancila, an MA student at the National Film and Television School. Dancila has selected four absorbing, thought-provoking films that explore solitude from different, and often surprising perspectives. Selected with gender balance […]

Festivals
Turkish films screening at London Film Festival 2019

The 63rd BFI London Film Festival starts today. On until the 13thOctober 2019, it features the finest selection of new films front around the world, and with 345 films to choose from, there’s a lot to explore! The London Film festival (LFF) is a chance to discover the Oscar winners of the future, the most […]

Festivals
Full programme for 2019 Taste of Anatolia – Films from Turkey festival

Now in its second year and growing fast, Taste of Anatolia – Films from Turkey brings together the creative energy of a new generation of talent from Turkey. Not only does the festival provide a crucial platform, but it champions underrepresented voices by celebrating the power of independent cinema. Founded by the charity Balık Arts, the […]

Festivals
‘Taste of Anatolia’ film festival returns to Cambridge in September

After a successful debut in 2018, Taste of Anatolia – Films From Turkey (TAFFT) returns in the autumn with a second foray into the world of Turkish cinema. Presented by Cambridge-based film charity Balik Arts, and championed by top Turkish actor Cengiz Bozkurt and talented filmmaker TuğbaTirpan, the festival will again screen a contemporary mix […]

Art
Hala at the V&A – and you can see her too!

This Friday, the V&A – one of London’s premiere museum spaces – will screen Hala, or paternal aunt in Turkish. The work of talented young artist Şenay Camgöz, who specialises in moving image and performance, Hala is “a fierce, intelligent and resentful woman, a powerful and enduring archetype”. The actor-turned-filmmaker says she created the character “to explore […]