TO THE FESTIVAL
London Turkish Film Festival once again provides Londons
Turkish speaking community and cinema-goers in general with
a chance to see the best new Turkish films. An important aspect
of the festival is the inclusion of films by Turkish film
makers living in other countries and other films relating
festival includes: Tunç Basarans ABUZER
BAKLAVA, a popular comedy in which the hero re-invents
himself as a famous singer in order to raise money for a good
cause; Semih Kaplanoglus stylish AWAY
FROM HOME, the disparate journeys of three characters
in search of identity and belonging; Sinan Çetins
the story of a tough policemans attempt to put on a
play in his police station; Thomas Arslans sensitive
portrait of an independent young woman living in Berlin, A
FINE DAY; Ömer Kavurs dark and mysterious
arthouse thriller HOUSE OF ANGELS;
Serdar Akars OFFSIDE,
an entertaining melodrama set in the world of small town amateur
football; Kazim Özs oblique look at the war in
south-east Turkey, THE PHOTOGRAPH;
Mehmet Eryilmazs documentary tribute to a celebrated
Turkish poet, THE SONGS OF NAZIM
HIKMET; Baris Pirhasans charming rights-of-passage
story, SUMMER LOVE; Gani
Savatas TRIAL, chronicling
the difficulties faced by a Kurdish family returning to their
village; Yilmaz Erdogan & Ömer Faruk Soraks
charming and hilarious comedy and box office sensation, VIZONTELE.
will also be discussions with film makers and two programmes
of short films.
guests include: Ömer Faruk Sorak (director of
VIZONTELE), Mehmet Eryilmaz (director of THE SONGS
OF NAZIM HIKMET), Semih Kaplanoglu (director of AWAY
FROM HOME) and Gül Dirican (scriptwriter of SUMMER
LOVE) and Baris Pirhasan (director of SUMMER LOVE).
the films have English subtitles.
hope you enjoy the festival.
Kaymak & Charles Rubinstein