Tribeca victory for Turkish (expat) cinema and a Cinema roundup

Sibel Kekilli, above, won for best actress in a narrative feature in Tribeca Film Festival.

Tribeca | Hat Trick for Turkish Expats

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

Mavi Boncuk
New York, NY [April 29, 2010]? The ninth annual Tribeca Film Festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, announced the winners of its world competition categories chosen from 12 narrative and 12 documentary features from 20 countries.

World Competition Categories:
The jurors for the 2010 World Narrative Competition were Hope Davis, Aaron Eckhart, John Hamburg, Cheryl Hines, John Ridley, Gary Ross and Gary Winick.

The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature ? When We Leave (Die Fremde), directed and written by Feo Aladag. (Germany). Winner receives
$25,000 cash and the art award ?Study: Northern City Renaissance?

A Second Lola for Sibel Kekilli

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

Mavi Boncuk |”The White Ribbon” crowned a phenomenal year with a near-sweep of the 60th German Film Awards on Friday. Michael Haneke’s film took home 10 Lolas including best film, best director and best actor for Burghart Klaussner.

Erotics scenes from Turkish cinema…

Turkish films on the upswing, says Culture Ministry official

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ANKARA – Anatolia News Agency
Speaking about the current situation in the Turkish film sector, Culture Ministry official Abdurrahman Çelik says only six of the year?s Turkish films made a profit while several have broken even. At the same time, he says domestic productions now vie with foreign films for equal viewership. Some 70 Turkish films will be released in Turkey in 2010

Tete de turc | The Movie

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

Mavi Boncuk | New Int’l. Release | Tete de turc (France) 2010
Reviewed for Variety By JORDAN MINTZER
A Warner Bros. France release of a Aliceeleo Cinema, Aliceeleo, France 2 Cinema production, in association with La Banque Postale Image 3, Sofica EuropaCorp, with participation of Canal Plus, CineCinema, France Televisions, CNC. (International sales: Other Angle Pictures, Paris.) Produced by Patrick Godeau. Executive producer, Francois Galfre. Directed, written by Pascal Elbe.
With: Roschdy Zem, Pascal Elbe, Ronit Elkabetz, Samir Makhlouf, Simon Abkarian, Forence Thomassin, Valerie Benguigui, Monique Chaumette, Laure Marsac, Stephan Guerin-Tillie, Brigitte Catillon, Gamil Ratib, Moussa Masskri, Leo Elbe.

International Istanbul Film Festival ends with gala, awards

Hürriyet Daily News
The 29th edition of the International Istanbul Film Festival ends Saturday night with a ceremony at the Lütfi Kırdar Congress and Exhibition Center. The festival’s Golden Tulip award is given to ‘The Misfortunates,’ directed by Felix Van Groeningen, in memory of Şakir Eczacıbaşı. The Lifetime Achievement award is presented to Austrian actor and director Klaus Maria Brandauer

İstanbul fest draws 150000 in 29th year
Today’s Zaman
The İstanbul International Film Festival attracted some 150000 festival-goers in its 29th edition, which wrapped up on Sunday following Saturday’s Golden

Turkish film “Kosmos” presents primal journey for the senses

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Reha Erdem?s award-winning ?Kosmos? hits the screens, once again taking us on a journey devoid of a sense of time and place. In this bizarre fairy tale, a strange man drifts into a border town, disrupting the stoic and conservative existence of the town?s inhabitants

Scorsese, ?pressionist

from Observations on film art and FILM ART by bordwellblog

Shutter Island.

Awards of the 29th International Istanbul Film Festival

from Turkish Cinema Newsletter by M.A.M
Awards of the 29th International Istanbul Film Festival
The Awards Ceremony and the Closing Gala of the 29th edition of the International İstanbul Film Festival was held on Saturday, April 17, at Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Lifetime Achievement Award of the Festival was presented to Austrian actor and director Klaus Maria Brandauer. The other awards were as follows:
The International Jury of the 29th International Istanbul Film Festival presided over by actor and director Klaus Maria Brandauer and composed of producer Tom Luddy, actress Anamaria Marinca, cinematographer Anders Refn and director Jasmila Zbanic has decided to give the:

IFF Day 10: Howl, Nowhere Boy, Mr. Nobody

from sinefil by melisb

Howl features parts of the poem Howl. In animation. It also features re-created interviews with Allen Ginsburg, played by James Franco. And court scenes, with the actual transcripts from the obscenity trial faced by Howl’s publisher. Poetry on film hardly ever works (or never works, save Bright Star). Trial scenes are boring, animations are tedious, bio-pic scenes are alright but not exciting (except the fact that it has the handsomest cast in recent times: Franco, Jon Hamm, David Strathairn, Alessandro Nivola).

IFF Day 11: The Last Station

from sinefil by melisb

The Last Station has Helen Mirren. Magnificent. If it needs anything else, it also has a great performance by Christopher Plummer. It’s about the last days of Tolstoy, which is pretty interesting. Still, ultimately I found The Last Station a bit too bland. I think what bugged me the most was the constant use of music, as if the film did not have enough faith in itself to move the audience, so it had to rely on the score. The director was there for a Q&A, but I thought it would be rude to ask him about the music…

IFF Day 12: Save Emek!

from sinefil by melisb

No movies on Day 12. Instead, I went to a town-hall type meeting about an old movie theater (Emek) that is planned to be torn down – sorry, “moved to the eighth floor of a multiplex without being torn down.”

IFF Day 9: Muezzin, Blood Simple, Kinatay

from sinefil by melisb

Day 8 was spent in nature, with family and friends. No movies, but I did watch 24. Interesting change of pace.

IFF Day 7: Fish Tank, Perrier’s Bounty

from sinefil by melisb

It’s ‘Beautiful Irish Men Day’ at IFF.

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