Berlin Film Festival to host two Turkish movies

Berlin Film Festival to host two Turkish movies

ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
The 62nd Berlinale, the first major European film festival of the year, will kick off Feb. 9 with 23 productions screening in the main showcase, including two Turkish entries.

Among the international movies, the festival will show two Turkish films, including Emin Alper’s “Tepenin Ardında” (Behind the Hill) and Reis Çelik’s “Lal gece” (Red Night).

Exclusive English documents are being prepared to present the movies while a report that will be prepared for the festival will be given to the Turkish cinema industry. The gala night of the films will take place Feb. 10 and will include the films’ producers and actors.

The Turkish Embassy in Berlin will also prepare a Turkish night for Feb. 13. The event ends Feb. 19.

Eighteen pictures will vie for the Berlinale’s top prize, with a jury led by British director Mike Leigh selecting the winner. The competition entries are world premieres