Fes­ti­val of Turk­ish films

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The Turk­ish Em­bassy in Val­letta, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Em­bassy Cin­e­mas in Val­letta, is pleased to present the Turk­ish Film Fes­ti­val to mark the 50th an­niver­sary of the es­tab­lish­ment of Mal­tese-Turk­ish diplo­matic re­la­tions on 8-12 Novem­ber.

The Turk­ish Film Fes­ti­val will com­prise of five re­mark­able films that left a mark on the last 15 years of Turk­ish cin­ema. Yu­murta (Egg) is the last film of chrono­log­i­cal tierce which com­pletes other two films Bal (Honey) and Süt (Milk). The di­rec­tor, Semih Ka­planoğlu, how­ever de­cided to shoot Yu­murta as the first film in or­der to ex­plain the elaps­ing of the time heav­ily and painfully.

Aşk Te­sadüfleri Sever (Love Likes Coin­ci­dences) is one of most beloved films that had shaken Turk­ish cin­ema in 2011 with its colour­ful and tragic story. Ömer Faruk So­rak, the di­rec­tor, crowned his suc­cess­ful ca­reer with this emo­tional film, a va­ri­ety that ap­peals to Turk­ish movie lovers.

Bir Za­man­lar Anadolu’da (Once Upon a Time in Ana­to­lia) is a drama type of film by Nuri Bilge Cey­lan that was nom­i­nated for Golden Palm Prize at Cannes Film Fes­ti­val in 2011 and won the Grand Prize. It was also nom­i­nated as the Best Movie in For­eign Lan­guage for the Os­car prize. It re­ceived many other prizes at var­i­ous in­ter­na­tional film fes­ti­vals.

Hokkabaz (The Ma­gi­cian) is the first film that was writ­ten, fea­tured and di­rected by Cem Yıl­maz, who has be­come a prom­i­nent co­me­dian and ac­tor in Turkey in the last 20 years. As in most of his films Cem Yıl­maz tries to amuse the au­di­ence while giv­ing a so­cial mes­sage.

The Yoz­gat Blues by Mah­mut Fazıl Coşkun is both a com­edy and drama which fo­cuses on the story of a mu­si­cian who strives to up­grade his ca­reer at a night­club in the small prov­ince of Yoz­gat. The film re­ceived many prizes both at na­tional and in­ter­na­tional aura.

The Turk­ish Em­bassy in Val­letta in­vites the Mal­tese pub­lic to get a taste of Turk­ish cin­ema by see­ing th­ese en­ter­tain­ing movies. The tick­ets can be pur­chased on­line from www.em­bassy­complex.com.mt or from the Em­bassy box of­fice for €2. For more de­tails phone on 2122 2225.

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