in the mean time, Turkish cinema lost Ömer Lütfi Akad…


In Memoriam | Ömer Lütfi Akad (1916-2011)

by M.A.M
Mavi Boncuk |

…and a cinema roundup:

The Space Between: The History of Turkish Cinema, 1930s ? Present

by M.A.M

Filmekimi ends but to continue in Anatolia

by ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
The Istanbul leg of Filmekimi, which was organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) over the past week, ended Oct. 15.

Once Upon a Time in Academy Awards

by M.A.M

Mavi Boncuk | Once Upon a Time in Anatolia is the official candidate for an Academy Award.

Reasons for cinephile optimism

from Observations on film art and FILM ART by bordwellblog

Hollywood may have largely let us down this year, but after the first few days at the Vancouver International Film Festival, we?ve seen several excellent films and a lot of originality. Here are two of the highlights so far.

Hamburg IFF | Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

from Turkish Cinema Newsletter by M.A.M

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2011 | 157 min | OV with english and german s.t. | Colour |

n this long, slow, hypnotic film about a bunch of men looking for a body in the endless eerie Anatolian landscape, Turkey’s star director Nuri Bilge Ceylan explores the human condition through side glances and offhand remarks, caring very little about time, especially the viewer?s time, in eventless sequences without conventional action. At the same time, for those willing to take the plunge, it is a deep and haunting work that lingers in the memory.

Films on immigration at Istanbul Modern


In collaboration with the Goethe Institute Istanbul, Istanbul Modern Cinema is organizing a film festival entitled ?The Other View? to mark the 50th anniversary of when Turks began moving to Germany in large numbers

Latest Bond film called Skyfall

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition

Details of the 23rd Bond film are announced in London, with leading ladies confirmed as French actress Berenice Marlohe and Naomie Harris.

Filmekimi to hit the road for 10th anniversary

The eight-day film event Filmekimi is celebrating its 10th anniversary this October with a new plan to take the festival further afield, traveling to İzmir, Bursa, Konya, Trabzon and Diyarbakır after Istanbul. The program of the festival was announced Tuesday at a press conference

Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s award-winning film to compete for Oscar

by ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Famous Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s film “Once Upon A time in Anatolia” will compete for the Best Foreign-Language Film Award honor at the 84th Academy Awards.

Football film from promising Turkish director scores big

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News
Award-winning actor Volga Sorgu takes the role of writer and director this time with his football film ?Kaledeki Yalnızlık? (Loneliness in the Goal). Starring Numan Çakır, Tolga Sarıtaş and Nur Sürer, Sorgu?s debut feature proves to be a promising foray into storytelling as he uses football as a powerful and subtle metaphor for all things in life

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