Turkish films hit screens of Rotterdam
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Turkish film ‘The nigth of Silence’ is among the films that will compete.A total of 26 Turkish films will be screened in Rotterdam for the first-ever Red Tulip Film Festival (RTFF) between June 5 and 9.
Viewers will have a chance to watch “Beyond the Hill” (Tepenin Ardı), “Farewell Katya” (Elveda Katya), “The Watch Tower” (Gözetleme Kulesi), “Jin,” “Night of Silence” (Lal Gece) and others, all of which will compete to win the top prize at the event.
The Red Tulip Film Festival is being organized to attract attention to the cultural depth and modern face of Turkey and to strengthen the relationship between the two countries via cinema, according to organizers of the festival.
“While being ‘a cultural meeting’ for more than 400,000 Turkish people in the Netherlands, the RTFF aims to be a special event to promote Turkish movies to all over the world from Rotterdam,” the event’s official website said.
The RTFF is being organized by the Cultural Foundation Netherlands Turkey, which has board members from both countries. Films for the festival will be held at the city’s LantarenVenster theater.