Turkish films make waves in Italian capital

Turkish films make waves in Italian capital

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Turkish films make waves in Italian capital

Çağan Irmak’s ‘Whisper If I Forget’ will open the festival in Rome.

Rome is going crazy for Turkish films, according to Italy-based Turkish director Ferzan Özpetek, the honorary president of the fourth Rome Turkish Film Festival, which will be held between April 15 and 19 in the Eternal City.

Noting that the festival was previously held in the months of September or October before being postponed this year until April, Özpetek said: “It caused a shock for Turkish cinema lovers in Rome.

Everyone called me last year, asking if the festival would not organized again. This is very nice.”

The festival’s honorary award will be given to actress Hümeyra this year, while 12 films will be screened during the event. Çağan Irmak’s latest film, “Unuturusam Fısılda” (Whisper if I Forget), will open the festival on April 16 at the famous Barberini movie theater under the moderation of actor Mehmet Günsur.

Özpetek, meanwhile, is currently working on a book and film to be released this year.