Beirut to host Turkish film festival
The Lebanese capital of Beirut will host a Turkish film festival organized by the İzmir Cinema Association next month.
The association from the Aegean province organized the first Turkish Film Festival in Beirut last year, Kayhan Kırmızıgül, the head of the İzmir organization, told Anatolia news agency, adding that nearly 7,000 Lebanese people watched movies during the festival.
Lebanese media and film critics are greatly interested in the festival, Kırmızıgül said. The İzmir Cinema Association will organize the second festival in Beirut with support from the Turkish Embassy, the Turkish Prime Ministry’s Promotion Fund, as well as the Culture and Tourism Ministry, on March 5 and 11, he said.
Some of the films include Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s “Bir Zamanlar Anadolu’da” (Once Upon A Time in Anatolia), Tayfun Pirselimoğlu’s “Saç” (Hair), Seren Yüce’s “Çoğunluk” (Majority), Derviş Zaim’s “Gölgeler ve Suretler” (Shadows and Faces) and Fatih Akın’s “Duvara Karşı” (Against the Wall).