Turkey ‘country of honor’ at Moscow film festival
Turkey has been named “country of honor” at the 41st International Moscow Film Festival, which opened yesterday as part of the Turkey-Russia Culture and Tourism Year and will continue until April 25.
According to a statement made by the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry, the festival is expected to contribute to the bilateral relations of the two countries.
During the event, Turkish films will be on screen in Moscow, with producers, directors and artists set to participate.
Seyid Çolak’s film “Kapan” (The Trap) will make its world premiere in the main competition of the festival.
Also, special selection from Turkish films, including Semih Kaplanoğlu’s “Buğday” (Grain), Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s “Ahlat Ağacı” (The Wild Peer Tree), Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun’s “Anons” (The Announcement), Vuslat Saraçoğlu’s “Borç” (Debt), Banu Sıvacı’s “Güvercin” (The Pigeon) and Orhan Tekeoğlu’nun “Vargit Zamanı” (Time to Leave), will be shown and talks will be made after the screenings.
A meeting on Turkish-Russian drama and the cinema industry will be organized as part of the festival too.
One of the important events in the festival will be Turkey Reception, to be attended by special guests of the festival and jury members.