Category: Film

Film
Learn how to organise film events: training for young people in London

If you are a young person aged between 14 and 24 living in London and curious about film-related events, this is your chance to sign up for a series of free workshops. Film charity Balik Arts is offering young people an opportunity to learn about the different aspects of organising film events, from screenings to […]

Film
Film review: My Father’s Violin falls short on quality music, but as a feel-good drama does satisfy

A cursory glance at the poster of My Father’s Violin / Babamın Kemanı (2022) as you scroll through Netflix suggests a nostalgic dive into a virtuoso’s life. Whilst this new Turkish movie doesn’t take the ‘Whiplash’ route into an upcoming musician’s world, as Engin Altan Düzyatan portrays an already esteemed violinist, this film not only […]

Festivals
Beam me up, Ömer! London’s Cinema Museum to host the world’s first film festival devoted to Turkish remakes

Six great Hollywood-inspired Turkish movies to watch at the Cinema Museum in Kennington, South London, as part of the Remakesploitation Fest 2022 this weekend! The Turkish film industry of the 1970s-80s was notorious for reworking Hollywood. From Star Wars through to Some Like it Hot, filmmakers in Turkiye would produce their own unofficial remakes of […]

Film
Turks pay tribute to iconic Yeşilçam actress and ex-mayor Fatma Girik

Turkey is mourning one of its greatest screen actresses, Fatma Girik. She died at a hospital in Istanbul aged 79. A statement issued by Liv Hospital, where the iconic actress was being treated for COVID-19-related pneumonia, said her death was due to multiple organ failure. Alongside Hülya Koçyiğit, Filiz Akın and Türkan Şoray, Girik was […]