Yeşilçam and Cyprus on film: a trip down memory lane at the Beyoğlu Cultural Festival

Cyprus is featuring on the programme of a major cultural festival in Istanbul. Four films set in Cyprus and produced by legendary Turkish studios Yeşilçam are being screened as part of the Beyoğlu Kültür Yolu Festivali.

The Beyoğlu Kültür Yolu Festival started on Saturday, 30 October, and runs for two weeks. The multi-cultural festival encompasses film, music, dance, literature, talks and much more, with events being held in a variety of venues across the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, including Galataport, Tophane, Galata Kulesi, and the newly built Atatürk Kültür Merkezi (Atatürk Cultural Centre).

The Cyprus part of the programme has been curated jointly with Seniha Birand Çınar, the Istanbul Consul General for the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC).

Four well-known films made by Yeşilçam in the 1960s and 1970s, Esir Hayat (1974), Dişi Düşman (1966), Üç Korkusuz Arkadaş (1966) and Sensiz Yaşayamam (1977), have been selected because they are fully or partly set in Cyprus.

Expect to see Cyprus landmarks in these nostalgic films that star iconic Turkish actors and singers of that era, including Hülya Koçyiğit, Tarık Akan, Perihan Savaş, Cüneyt Arkın,and Ajda Pekkan.

The films are being screened at two different cinemas, Tarık Zafer Tunaya Kültür Merkezi and Atlas 1948 Sineması: see below for screening dates and details.

The Beyoğlu Kültür Yolu Festival is supported by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Screening Details

Title: Kibris Temali Film Gosterimi

Screenings, dates, times and venues:

Esir Hayat: 2pm on Saturday 30 October 2021 at Tarık Zafer Tunaya Kültür Merkezi

Dişi Düşman: 2pm on Sunday 31 October 2021 at Tarık Zafer Tunaya Kültür Merkezi

Üç Korkusuz Arkadaş: 6pm on Saturday 06 November 2021 at Tarık Zafer Tunaya Kültür Merkezi

Sensiz Yaşayamam: 1pm on Saturday 13 November 2021 at Atlas 1948 Sineması

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