A Tour of Recent Turkish Cinema… A cinema roundup

Turkish film big winner in Montreal from Hurriyet Daily News Turkish director Ismail Güneş?s film ?Ateşin Düştüğü Yer? (Where the Fire Burns) won the Grand prix des Americas, the top prize, at the 36th edition of the Montreal World Film Festival.   10 Best Erksan films by Mavi Boncuk from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M   … Read more

Cinema roundup including “21 Gorgeous film logos and icons for your design inspiration

21 Gorgeous film logos and icons for your design inspiration from The Next Web by Harrison Weber   Cahiers du Cinema | SUPPLÉMENT TURQUIE from Turkish Cinema Newsletter by M.A.M Cahiers du cinéma n°647, pp.X-XII SUPPLÉMENT TURQUIE C?est un véritable rêve éveillé : avec un top 10 composé à 100 % de films nationaux, le box-office turc 2008 affirme un peu … Read more

3 early shorts from Peter Greenaway… and a cinema roundup

An Introduction to the Films of Peter Greenaway: Three Early Shorts from Open Culture by cjmarshall   Otisabi…Finally by M.A.M Having high hopes that it is possible to capture the atmosphere and humor of this fantastic comic series. Otisabi by Yilmaz Aslanturk [1]…Finally a TV series. Cannes 2012 | Fatih Akin’s Documentary ‘Der Mull im … Read more

“29 Free Oscar Films on the Web” and a cinema roundup

Can film-makers ever play it fair when it comes to depicting war? from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Phil Hoad There’s always a loser when two sides go to battle, and movie dramatisations of historic events are no different ? What global box-office stories would you like to see in After Hollywood? Let us … Read more

Best movie posters of 2011 from MUBI… a cinema roundup

Best movie posters of 2011 from kottke.org by Jason Kottke From MUBI notebook, a selection of great movies posters from 2011, including Chris Ware’s lovely one for Uncle Boonmee.   Turkish film highlights gay honor killing By SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press ? 5 hours ago ANKARA, Turkey (AP) ? Shortly after telling his parents he … Read more

A Cinema roundup. neo-Ottomanist fantasies find their place in cinema (Fetih 1453); 15 Free Charlie Chaplin Films Online; NYT’s Once Upon a Time In Anatolia review…

CINEMA-TV – ‘Fetih 1453’ movie trailer stirs up Greece [[Check out Storified section at the end]] Turkish film through a ?Global Lens? in NY from Hurriyet Daily News The Turkish movie ?Gişe Memuru? (Toll Booth), directed by Tolga Karaçelik will be screened with English…   6 Filmmakers Talk About Documentary Films in the Digital Age … Read more

“(500) Days of Summer” movie to start the new year (!)…

  How i missed (500) Days of Summer before? Apart from the from the last parts as part of classical happy Hollywood endings- this plot is sooo familiar… I have lived it a few times before:) Nice way to start the new year… a cinema roundup: Playing to home audiences keeps Turkey’s cinema scene cooking from World … Read more

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 … Read more

it looks like Yılmaz Güney still causes tension…

however, contrary to the news below, TRT 6 officials stated that his movies will be broadcasted…  Yılmaz Güney at wikipedia… Yılmaz Güney Movies still Banned on TV Fatoş Güney, widowed wife of film director Yılmaz Güney, criticized in her speech at the Adana Altın Koza Fim Festival that Güney’s movies are still being banned from broadcasts … Read more

While Turkey obsessed with championship games, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia” wins a Cannes award!

Imdb page about the film. Film crew’s photo gallery here. Cannes 2011 | Unce Upon a Time in Anatolia Review | Once Upon A Time In Anatolia All Cannes 2011 winners here.

Kaybedenler Kulübü, a movie.

I have seen the Turkish movie, Kaybedenler Kulübü [the losers’ club], last night. Script, cinematography and soundtrack listing are all good. What else I should expect from a movie? It is definitely provocative with its use of obscene language and sexuality but a few phrases used by the film characters will probably penetrate into everyday … Read more

International Holocaust Remembrance Day was also commemorated in Istanbul… under the shadow of a movie…

Turkey’s Chief Rabbi Izak Haleva (L) and Istanbul Governor Huseyin Avni Mutlu (R) light candles in the memory of holocaust victims during a commemoration on International Holocaust Remembrance Day at Neve Shalom synagogue in Istanbul January 27, 2011.? Read more » REUTERS/Murad Sezer Remembering the Holocaust from Hurriyet Dailynews by HDN This year?s Holocaust commemorations … Read more

A cinema roundup: Radikal’s 10 Best Turkish Films of 2010 and more…

Controversial film on Nursi gets İstanbul gala Today’s Zaman ?Hür Adam? (Free Man), a movie that recounts the life of Said-i Nursi, a Muslim scholar who lived in Turkey from 1876 to 1960, was screened in İstanbul on The modernist tradition in Turkish Islam and Said Nursi by ŞAHİN ALPAY Last week a film by … Read more

Mavi Boncuk presents “Turkish Box Office Leaders 2005-20010”

Turkish Box Office Leaders 2005-20010 from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M Turkish Box office Leaders 2005-20010 Mavi Boncuk 2010 Recep İvedik 3 2009 Recep İvedik 2 2008 Recep İvedik 2007 Beyaz Melek 2006 Kurtlar Vadisi: Irak 2005 Hababam Sınıfı Askerde Çoğunluk (The Majority) : l?itinéraire d?un sale gosse des nouvelles classes moyennes turques from YOL (routes … Read more

Sadly, I watch the Battle of Chile

I could find a poor copy of this spectacular documentary on the Pinochet’s coup in Chile: The Battle of Chile The first volume is the story of how intolerant oppositions paves the way for the coup against democractically elected President Allende.. The first volume also reminded me what happened in the last five years of … Read more