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Filmmakers in the Gaza Strip held a film festival amid the ruins of a neighborhood that was devastated by the worst fighting of last summer’s war with Israel, The Huffington Post has reported
The 18th Flying Broom Women’s Films Festival ended on May 18 with Israeli film “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem” winning the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) award, while actress Begüm Akkaya was presented with the festival’s Young Witch Award this year.
Istanbul’s most awaited festival is set to start on May 23rd, welcoming well known Turkish and international artists as well as young promising musicians to celebrate the beginning of the summer in Kilyos’ sandy beach !
Photos: Sebati Karakurt
Maestro Alexander Rahbari, who recently returned to Iran after 40 years in exile to conduct Beethoven's 9th Symphony in Tehran, speaks to daily Hürriyet after the concert.
Guitarist B.B. King, who took the blues from rural juke joints to the mainstream and influenced a generation of rock guitarists from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, has died, the Los Angeles Times reported late on May 14. He was 89.
İZMİR – Anadolu Agency
J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is on the opera stage thanks to the Mozart Academy. The show has been made with the permission of the writer.
Banu Şen – İzmir
The world-renowned “Carmina Burana” was staged on May 18 without any scene cuts or censorship, following a planned staging in İzmir on May 2 which was postponed due to “technical reasons"
American pop-rock band OneRepublic is scheduled to take the stage for the first time in Istanbul on May 30.
Iranian authorities have offered daily Hürriyet journalists a sneak peak of former queen Farah Pahlavi’s collection of modern art, which included Picassos, Pollocks and Warhols, preserved next to the portraits of Ayatollah Khomeini.
Architectural firm Atelier187 presents the first edition of Design Scene Istanbul in the historical building of Cezayir Restaurant in the Beyoğlu neighborhood.
The Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation and the Pera Museum, in the context of its 10th anniversary celebration program, is presenting the works of Oscar-winning costume designer Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) until July 26.
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Reckless’ by Hasan Ali Toptaş (Bloomsbury, $30, 336 pages)
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
An ongoing exhibition in Ankara brings together the fans and collectors of Antoine de Saint Exupery’s world famous book ‘The Little Prince’
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Season of Migration to the North’ by Tayeb Salih, translated by Denys Johnson-Davies (New York Review Books, 139 pages, $14)