Turkish Film Week

On the occasion of the 100-year anniversary of Turkish cinema, the historical cinema of the Greek Film Archive will be hosting the “Turkish Film Week”, from 23 to 29 October.

The “Turkish Film Week” is organized by the Embassy of Turkey in Athens and the Athens-Piraeus Consulate General, in cooperation with the World Mass Media Research Foundation.

At the Greek Film Archive, cinema lovers will also have the opportunity to visit a film poster exhibition entitled “100 years of Turkish Cinema”, featuring 40 posters of the most beautiful and characteristic creations of Turkish Cinema, or else “Yeşilçam”, as it is referred to in Turkey.

During “Turkish Film Week”, apart from films of the new Turkish cinema, classic movies that have won distinctions and awards at world renowned film festivals, such as Berninale and the festivals in Cannes, Toronto and Venice, will be shown:  Gözümün Nuru (Eye Am), Ben O Değilim (I Am Not Him), Küf (Mold), İklimler (Climates), Dedemin İnsanları (My Grandfather’s People), Yozgat Blues, Daire (Circle), Kelebeğin Rüyası (The Butterfly's Dream), Sürgün (Exile), and landmark films of the classic Turkish cinema, such as: Gelin (The Bride), Anayurt Oteli (Anayurt Hotel) Selvi Boylum Al Yazmalım (The Girl with the Red Scarf), and Yol ( The Road).

The curtain of the “Turkish Film Week” will rise with the film Ben O Değilim (I Am Not Him). The Greek-Turkish production film, which has won the best film and best script awards at the International Istanbul Film Festival, is shown for the first time in Greece. The film projection will be attended by the director Tayfun Pirselimoğlu as well as Ercan Kesal (protagonist), Andreas Sinanos (director of photography) and Giorgos Koumendakis (composer). In general, during the projection of films, the audience will have the chance to meet acclaimed actors, such as Nazan Kesal, Mahir Günsiray, Türkan Şoray, and Hülya Koçyiğit.