Fetih 1453 screens… Reviews of “Night of Silence” and “Beyond the Hill” Berlinale Forum victors……

I haven’t seen Fetih 1453 yet but all I hear confirms my prejudices that this is a high budget work of crude neo ottoman nationalist imagination with not much quality. Female viewers did not find the Sultan handsome, too;)

Fetih 1453 – IMDb

Fetih 1453 (OFFICIAL TEASER) – YouTube

Fetih 1453 İstanbul conquered yet again on the big screen

Sunday’s Zaman

In 1951, some 61 years ago, Turkish cinema had its first conquest-of-İstanbul story on the silver screen: ?İstanbul’un Fethi? (The Conquest of Constantinople). Written and directed by Aydın Arakon and produced by Murat Köseoğlu, the film starred Sami

Fetih hits screens with huge interest

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkish movie ?Fetih 1453? (Conquest 1453) premiered yesterday in cinemas across the country…


‘Fetih 1453’ premieres at unusual hour

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkish movie ‘Fetih 1453’ (Conquest 1453) premieres today in cinemas .


Turkey’s Blockbuster Replays Istanbul Conquest, Stoking Controversy

Wall Street Journal (blog)

By Ayla Albayrak ISTANBUL ? More than five hundred years after Turkish armies led by Sultan Mehmet II conquered Constantinople, attempts to document the capture of the city which subsequently became Istanbul are still proving divisive.


Review | Night Of Silence

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

Mavi Boncuk |

Night Of Silence

12 February, 2012 | By Dan Fainaru

Dir/scr: Reis Celik. Turkey. 2012. 90mins

The minimalist spirit of Nuri Bilge Ceylan is hovering over the proceedings in Night Of Silence (Lal Gece) and indeed, he gets an appropriate mention in the final credits. With the exception of a 15 minutes introduction, the entire picture takes place in one single room and relies on two remarkably subtle and understated performances by a man in his sixties and a young girl who couldn?t be more than 14.

Celik?s direction pinpoints a way of life and a certain type of ceremonies that add their own dimension to the metaphor.

Berlinale | Caligari Award for Tepenin Ardı

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

A three-person jury awards the Caligari Film Prize to a film in the Forum. The prize is sponsored by the “German Federal Association of Communal Film Work” and ?filmdienst? magazine. The winning film is honoured with 4,000 Euros, half of which is given to the director, the other half is meant to fund distribution.

A Turkish-Greek coproduction at the Berlinale Forum!

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

Mavi Boncuk |A Turkish-Greek coproduction at the Berlinale Forum!

NEWS 2012-01-26  /  Manolis Kranakis

?Beyond the Hill?, a Turkish-Greek coproduction courtesy of director Emin Alper features prominently among the Forum?s 38 titles – the Berlin International Film Festival?s most restless section ? after participating in the Thessaloniki International Film Festival?s Crossroads Co-production Forum in 2010. This year he returned with a scene selection from the half-finished film, which screened as a Work in Progress at the Film Market, winning a special mention.



In Memoriam | Mehmet Emin Ceylan (1922 -2012)

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

Mehmet Emin Ceylan, Actor of Nuri Bilge Ceylan films. His real life father. (b. Çakıroba village, Yenice Çanakkale 1922 -d. Istanbul Feb.2012)

Filmography as Actor:

Climates (2006) İklimler : Father of Isa

Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Turkey 2006, 35mm, color, 97 min.

With Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Nazan Kesal

Hit Film ‘Zenne Dancer’ Explores Turkish Gay Community | Animated and Foreign | English

Two Turkish films premiere in Berlin

from Hurriyet Daily News
The world premiere of Turkish director Emin Alper?s film ?Tepenin Ardı? (Beyond the Hill)…

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