Yeşim Ustaoğlu’s films in Italy
ISTANBULThe Middle East Now Film Festival, organized in Italian city of Florence, will screen Turkish director Yeşim Ustaoğlu’s films this year in its retrospective section.
The sixth edition of the festival will be held between April 5 and 10.
According to the official festival website, three multiple award-winning films by Ustaoğlu will be in the festival program.
“Yeşim Ustaoğlu is among the very few female directors in Turkey and is considered to be among the trailblazers of contemporary Turkish cinema. The festival presents a tribute to Yeşim Ustaoğlu with three of her greatest films,” the website says.
The films will be “Güneşe Yolculuk” (Journey to the Sun), “Pandora’nın Kutusu” (Pandora’s Box) and “Araf.” Her short film “Hotel” will also be in the festival program.
Ustaoğlu will attend the festival as a guest and hold a discussion on her films.