Open-air film festival throughout summer in Istanbul
ISTANBULUNIQ Istanbul and Başka Sinema (Another Cinema) are jointly organizing a new festival this summer, the UNIQ Open-air Film Festival.
One of the most successful films of the year, “La La Land” will be shown at the opening of the festival on June 1. The festival will close on Sept. 16 with “Sürü” (The Herd), which will be screened to commemorate the legendary Turkish actor Tarık Akan on the first anniversary of his death.
The festival will screen films three days a week every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday night throughout summer at UNIQ Istanbul in the Sarıyer district.
The festival program, prepared by Başka Cinema, is rich with short films, animations, comedies, horror films and documentaries.
The films to be shown, which include Oscar winners and Oscar nominees, have also won awards at prestigious festivals such as Cannes, Berlin and Venice. The program includes examples from Turkish independent cinema and debut films of young directors that were made over the last year. It also features the latest films of renowned directors Pedro Almodovar, Ken Loach, Jim Jarmusch, Asghar Farhadi, Reha Erdem, François Ozon, Oliver Stone, Yeşim Ustaoğlu and Pablo Larrain.