Turkish films screening at Istanbul Modern
ISTANBULIstanbul Modern Cinema is presenting the fourth edition of its newly released Turkish films program titled “Count Us In.”
The program consists of films from the last two years which were met with interest in Turkey and abroad and which won awards at festivals but had little exposure in commercial theaters. These films contribute new characters, new identity representations and new social approaches to the development of Turkey’s cinematic arts and constitute a polyphonic selection.
This year’s program, which started on Nov. 5, will showcase an exhilarating selection of films with the attendance of the films’ directors and actors.
Among the films are Tolga Karaçelik’s “Sarmaşık” (Ivy), Murat Düzgünoğlu’s “Neden Tarkovsky Olamıyorum?” (Why Can’t I be Tarkovsky?), Caner Alper & Mehmet Binay’s “Çekmeceler” (Drawers), Nesimi Yetik’s “Toz Ruhu” (Spirit of Dust), Selim Evci’s “Saklı” (Secret), Cem Kaya’s “Motör: Kopya Kültürü ve Popüler Türk Sineması” (Remake, Remix, Rip-off: About Copy Culture & Turkish Pop Cinema), Faruk Hacıhafızoğlu’s “Kar Korsanları” (Snow Pirates), Çiğdem Vitrinel’s “Fakat Müzeyyen Bu Derin Bir Tutku” (But Müzeyyen, That’s The Deepest Desire), Levent Soyarslan’s “O.H.A.: Oflu Hocayı Aramak” (O.H.A.: Searching For Oflu Hoca), Ertan Velimatti Alagöz’s “İçimdeki Balık” (The Fish in Me), Emin Fırat Övürs “Anadolu Masalları” (Anatolian Tales), Eytan İpeker’s “İdil Biret: Bir Harika Çocuğun Portresi” (İdil Biret: The Portrait of a Child Prodigy) and Mahur Özmen’s “Beni Sen Anlat” (You Tell About Me).
All screening are subtitled in English.