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World-renowned Chilean director to attend !f Istanbul

ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News | 1/20/2011 12:00:00 AM |

The !f Istanbul AFM International Independent Film Festival, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in February, this year hosts director Alejandro Jodorowsky, one of the great visionaries of our times.

The !f Istanbul AFM International Independent Film Festival, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in February, this year hosts director Alejandro Jodorowsky, one of the great visionaries of our times.

The Chilean director, who has influenced countless artists and directors from John Lennon to David Lynch, will be in Istanbul for the first ever Turkish theatrical screening of his 1989 cult film “Santa Sangre,” one of Empire Magazine’s 500 Greatest Movies of All Times. Newly restored, the film will be shown on Feb. 20 and Mr. Jodorowsky will be on hand for a Q&A.

Jodorowsky, the acclaimed director of cult classics such as “El Topo” and “The Holy Mountain,” is also renowned for his spiritual writing and research. The director will give a special talk open to everyone on Feb. 22 in Istanbul.

The festival will take place between Feb. 17 and 27 in Istanbul and March 2-6 in Ankara. Festival tickets are sold on www.mybilet.com. Early bird sales are from Feb. 5 to 7 for Istanbul and Feb. 25 to 27 for Ankara. Ticket sales at the box offices will start Feb. 8 in Istanbul and Feb. 28 in Ankara.

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