Turkish Film Days - Event Program

13.10.2016 - Gala

My Brother (Kardeşim Benim)

Screening time: 19:00

2016, 115m - Directed by Mert Baykal

Two brothers, both famous musicians, haven’t seen each other for years until the death of their father brings them together. As they plan to carry on with their lives after the funeral, their father’s will changes everything. 

In the presence of the actor Burak Özçivit.

Entrance by invitation only.

Reservations for the 14 & 15 /10 screenings at “Michael Cacoyannis” Foundation
Telephone: 210 3418550-579

Free Entrance


Whisper If I Forget (Unutursam Fısılda)

Screening time: 17:00

2014, 113m - Directed by Çağan Irmak

Hatice, diagnosed with Alzheimer, returns after many years to the house where she grew up to find her sister Hanife, who still holds deep resentments from their youth. Through flashbacks tracing Hatice’s rebellious past, in which she flees her family to become a famous pop star, they reveal their long-kept dark secret…


Beyond the Hill (Tepenin Ardı)

Screening time: 19:15

2012, 90m - Directed by Emin Alper

Faik, a proud old forester, is having trouble with nomads grazing their livestock on his land. Seeking revenge, he and his hulking farm hand Mehmet snatch a goat to butcher for a family holiday, unwittingly sparking a dire blood feud that hurtles these farmers towards a shocking confrontation.

62nd Berlin Film Festival, Caligari Award


Sivas (Sivas)

Screening time: 21:00

2014, 98m - Directed by Kaan Müjdeci

Aslan, an eleven-year-old boy, saves Sivas, a heavily wounded fighting dog and a strong relationship develops between them. Aslan also contends for the love of Ayse, the "princess" of the village, while Sivas, protected by Aslan, makes his comeback to the fighting arenas. However, Sivas’s winning streak attracts the attention of the village head and Aslan finds himself in an unexpected crash course into adulthood, leaving the princess behind.

71st Venice International Film Festival, Special Jury Prize



Fish (Balık)

Screening time: 17:00

2014, 87m - Directed by Derviş Zaim

Set in a small town beside a lake, Fish is the tale of Kaya, a fiherman who’s trying to make ends meet for his wife Filiz and their daughter Deniz, who can’t speak. When nature seems to offer a cure to Deniz, Kaya's attempts to take advantage of a new business opportunity lead to dire consequences.

21st International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival (2014), Best Screenplay


Ivy (Sarmaşık)

Screening time: 18:40

2014, 105m - Directed by Tolga Karaçelik

While sailing towards Egypt, MV Sarmasik (IVY) has to drop anchor at open sea because the ship owner went bankrupt. Six men of the crew are obliged to remain at the ship for 120 days. During this period, they suffer hunger and thirst, face isolation and paranoia grows amongst them. They argue, divide into groups and the ship turns into a hunting ground. 

East End Film Festival, U.K. (2015), Best Film

49th International Antalya Film Festival, Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay & Best Actor


Once Upon A Time In Anatolia* (Bιr Zamanlar Anadolu’da)

Screening time: 20:40

2011, 157m - Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan

A group of men led by prosecutor Nusret, police commissioner Naci, Dr. Cemal and a duo of probable culprits, are looking for a buried corpse along remote mountain roads.

Cannes Film Festival 2011, Grand Prix

*The movie is included in BBC Culture’s “21 Century’s 100 greatest films” list.