A video: Preview of Five Minarets in New York (New York’ta Beş Minare)

….another ambitious and sensational Turkish movie to be released…

From Wikipedia:

Five Minarets in New York (Turkish: New York?ta Beş Minare) is an upcoming Turkish action film directed by Mahsun Kırmızıgül.

The film?s title is a play on popular folk song, Five Minarets in Bitlis.[1]


and a cinema roundup:

Turkey’s Golden Boll film festival draws to a close

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ADANA – Hürriyet Daily News
The closing ceremony of the 17th Adana International Golden Boll Film Festival was held Saturday night with the presentation of awards. Director Kaplanoğlu?s Berlinale-winning ‘Bal’ scooped up the best film award as well as the Cinema Writers Association, or SİYAD, Best Film Award while the best director award was shared by between Selim Demirdelen for ‘Kavşak’ (Intersection) and Levent Semerci for ‘Nefes Vatan Sağolsun’ (Breath)

Turkey’s long-awaited 17th Golden Boll Film Festival opens

from Hurriyet Dailynews
The 17th Adana International Golden Boll Film Festival opened Tuesday night at the city’s municipal theater as directors, scriptwriters and veteran stars graced the red carpet to support up-and-coming filmmakers and Turkish cinema, and watch the screening of Javier Rebollo’s ‘La Mujer sin Piano’ (Woman without a Piano). This year’s festival program includes films promoting the ideals of democracy

The Curtain of Dreams: Early Cinema in İstanbul (1896-1923)
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Roma draw attention of Hungarian director

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
Hungarian director Diana Groo’s films touch on the issues of Jews, Roma and people with disabilities. While choosing themes for her films and documentaries, she likes combining her life experience with interesting elements from other people?s lives, says, 37 years old Groo, who’s latest film Vespa was premiered last week in Beyoğlu within the framework of the Hungarian Film Festival

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