Tag: Turkish film

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 […]

Community
Record submissions for this year’s Taste of Anatolia – Films from Turkey film festival

Balık Arts has been inundated with film submissions for its four-day Turkish film festival in September. The Cambridge-based film charity received an astonishing 1,469 submissions from filmmakers hopeful of being included in the official selection for this year’s Taste of Anatolia – Films from Turkey. Festival Director Yeşim Güzelpınar said the application process had been […]

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 […]