Turkish Film Festival
5 July 2017 - 16 July 2017
The focus of the Turkish Film Festival is to introduce Turkish film, history and industry to Australia with the intention of showcasing the latest Turkish Films.
Turkey has a rich cinematic history dating back to 1914 when the first Turkish feature film was produced. During the 1960’s, Turkey enjoyed its golden era and was among the top five film production countries of the world. Now, a new wave of exciting directors and filmmakers are taking the world by storm. Among them are the esteemed Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ferzan Özpetek and Fatih Akın whose films have established a significant international fanbase.
The festival will present a dynamic selection of Turkish feature films and documentaries. With premieres and special events in Sydney and Melbourne, the festival is made possible with the support of ATMA – The Australian Turkish Mutual Alliance. ATMA is a not for profit organisation established to enhance the deep, existing bond Australians and Turks share.
Sydney 5-16 July 2017
Melbourne 6-16 July 2017
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5-16 July 2017
Armando Iannucci’s dark comedy The Death of Stalin, on general release in Australia from March 29, has caused controversy in Russia. After a preview in the Ministry of Culture in late...
‘Once you commit to a television format, you’re a TV movie’ Steven Spielberg has changed the way cinema works multiple times, the director’s blockbusters — Jaws, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, E.T. — casting huge...
The Daredevil showrunner sat down with The Independent to talk about his directorial debut. Steven S. DeKnight has had an incredibly impressive career. Starting as a writer on the MTV series Undressed, the filmmaker moved onto the popular...
‘Son Mektup’: patriotism vs. patriotism
Of all the Turkish films that have dwelled on the subject, “Son Mektup” is almost on par in terms of production value and ideological moderation with Russell Crowe's Turkish co-produced “The Water Diviner.”
Snow Pirates (Kar Korsanlari) is a Turkish coming-of-age movie set against the backdrop of the 1980 military coup. Tightly driven and well acted, first-time writer and director Faruk Hacihafizoglu slowly ratchets up the pressure before a tense and exacting finale.
Until I Lose My Breath - Berlin Review
...Until I Lose My Breath (Nefesim Kesilene Kadar), a debut feature from writer-director Emine Emel Balci that follows a harried textile worker trying to rent a flat in Istanbul, in the hopes of living with her estranged father.