Tag: Film

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Turkish film ‘Ocak’ / Stove one of four short films to be screened at Walthamstow’s William Morris Gallery

This Thursday, East London’s renowned William Morris Gallery will host an evening showcase of four short films by independent filmmakers exploring the natural world, including two shot in the local borough of Waltham Forest. These four distinct stories each explore the themes of the natural world as a space for artistic inspiration, spiritual connection, and […]

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New film Atatürk 1881-1919 showing at Cineworld cinemas in North London

A new historic biopic about the life of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk has hit the silver screen this autumn. Starring Aras Bulut İynemli in the lead role, Mehmet Ada Öztekin’s film focuses on the years 1881 to 1919 and includes many bloody battle scenes. The film, which is in Turkish, starts with Atatürk’s childhood. Born in […]

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Film review: plants replace women in Biz Susunca (Without Them), a powerful short film about our patriarchal world

A dystopian patriarchal world, where in the absence of women, plants are the substitutes for men to fully control. Each man owns an empty pot called a ‘void’, which they must fill with a plant purchased from the “Board of District Void and Matchmaking Administration” at some point and take care of it’s living conditions. […]

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Film review: Nosema – a compelling documentary about a family from one of Turkiye’s last Chaldean Catholic villages

A nostalgic glimpse at Şimuni and Hurmüz Diril’s last reunion with their family in their home village of Meer (Kovankaya), one of the only remaining Chaldean Catholic villages in Türkiye today. Director Etna Özbek films the family as they prepare for the winter season, stocking supplies and wrapping up the fine honeycombs to share out […]

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“Elegant, original, thought-provoking”: Prof. Eylem Atakav on pioneering intersex film Only Love Matters”

Today, 26 October, is World Intersex Awareness Day, and an important opportunity to help address the constant misrepresentation of Intersex people, who are also often critically neglected in global cinema. According to the United Nations, intersex people are born with sex characteristics that do not fit typical definitions for male or female bodies. One of […]

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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 […]

Features
Turkish cinema’s action legend Cüneyt Arkın laid to rest

The Turkish nation is grieving the loss of acting legend Cüneyt Arkın. Thousands attended his funeral in Istanbul on Thursday, 30 June. Arkın emerged in the golden age of Turkish cinema, in a period known as ‘Yeşilçam’, playing in around 300 films and television series, including Babaların Babası (1975) and historic drama series Kara Murat that […]