Category: Film

Film
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, […]

Film
Makers of ‘Filinta’ team up with Hollywood producer for new Rumi biopic starring Leonardo DiCaprio

A Turkish production company is working with Academy Award-winning screenwriter David Franzoni and Hollywood producer Stephen Joel Brown to create a new biopic about Mevlana Rumi. Es Film, the makers of Filinta, a hit TV series about an Ottoman detective, will co-produce the new movie with Brown’s Y Film Production. The details were revealed in […]

Film
‘Abluka’ and ‘Baskın’ among the Turkish films being screened at this year’s East End Film Festival

Turkey is this year’s special country focus at the East End Film Festival, which started on Thursday. Award-winning filmmaker Tolga Karaçelik is behind the selection of five Turkish films that is being screened during the 11-day festival. Karaçelik won last year’s East End Film Festival (EEFF) Best Feature Award with his second feature film Sarmaşık […]

Film
Turkish movie Mustang up for Best Foreign Film award at tonight’s Oscars

A film by Turkish director Deniz Gamze Ergüven will be competing for a coveted Oscar at the 88th Academy Awards being held tonight at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Mustang is a coming-of-age film about five sisters living in a village in Kastamonu, in Turkey’s northern Black Sea region. The film was entered by France […]

Film
2015 a record year for Turkish movies
 

As the world gears up for the Oscars in Hollywood this Sunday, the Turkish film industry is also celebrating its own commercial successes. Revenue from cinema admissions in 2015 reached an all-time high, with locally-made films accounting for over half of all Box Office receipts: TL 361 million (£88.2m) of a total of TL 681.4 million […]

Film
Free screening of Reha Erdem’s award-winning Times and Winds

Described as a “cinematic poem” by The Guardian’s Pete Bradshaw and included in The Times’ Top 100 Films of the Noughties, Reha Erdem’s film about three children growing up in a rural Anatolian village brings to the fore the struggles of life played out against social traditions and changing seasons. In a small village in […]

Film
UK premiere of Talat Gökdemir’s Haftasonu / Weekend
 

Turkish Cypriot filmmaker Talat Gökdemir brings a visual flavour of North Cyprus to London next week. Supported by the TRNC London Representative Office, the young director will debut his new short drama Haftasonu/Weekend at the Yunus Emre Cultural Institute on Thursday. Written and directed by Gökdemir, the film was shot over the course of eight […]

Culture
Free screening of Breath of the Beloved / Mâşuk’un Nefesi

Abdurrahman, a music conservatory student, is eager to perform the mevlit (a hymn about the birth of the Prophet Muhammed) just as it was hundreds of years ago. He sets out to learn by meşk (one-to-one training in the traditional arts), an increasingly rare form of teaching given the dwindling number of master practitioners. During […]