Turkish Film Week in Tainiothiki in Greece
The historical cinema of the Taniothiki will be hosting the “Turkish Film Week”, from 23 to 29 October, on the occasion of the 100-year anniversary of the Turkish cinema.
The “Turkish Film Week” is organized by the Turkish Embassy in Athens and the Athens-Piraeus Consulate General, in cooperation with the World Mass Media Research Foundation.
At the Taniothiki, 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, “Yeşilçam”, as it is referred in Turkey.
During the “Turkish Cinema 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 “Turkish Film Week” will begin 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 presented for the first time in Greece. The film projection will be attended by the director Tayfun Pirselimoğlu as well as by Ercan Kesal (protagonist), Andreas Sinanos (director of photography) and Giorgos Koumendakis (composer). In general, the audience will have the chance to meet acclaimed actors, such as Nazan Kesal, Mahir Günsiray, Türkan Şoray and Hülya Koçyiğit, during the projection of films.