Rome Turk Film Fest to screen films from Turkey
ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency
Rome Turkish Film Festival, which starts on Sept 26 will show actor and director Yılmaz Güney movies.The Film Festival Turco di Roma (Rome Turkish Film Festival) will start on Sept. 26 and continue until Sept. 29 in the Italian capital this year.
A total of 15 Turkish films will be screened over the three days of the festival, which aims to focus on promoting contemporary Turkish cinema in Italy.
According to the written statement sent by the organization committee, Yılmaz Güney is the honorary award winner at this year’s festival. The wife of Güney, Fatoş Güney, will be there to pick up the award.
Italian-based Turkish auteur Ferzan Özpetek is the honorary president of this year’s festival, which will be held under the motto “‘Mamma li Turchi’ Arrivano con i film.”
This year, the festival consists of four sections, titled, “In memory,” “Movies are coming,” “What do Turks laugh at?” and “Short films.” The movies of Güney will be screened in the “In memory” section.
Uğur Yücel’s new film “Soğuk” (Cold) will open the festival.
Launched in 2011 as a joint effort by the Turkish Embassy in Rome, the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Turkish Ministry for EU Affairs, the festival has presented many critically acclaimed films, including Zeki Demirkubuz’s “Yeraltı” (Underground), a loose adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novel “Notes from Underground,” and Fatih Akın’s documentary “Cennetteki Çöplük” (Polluting Paradise). In 2012, the festival hosted renowned director Nuri Bilge Ceylan as the guest of honor, featuring a selection of his films.