Turkish Film Days

Turkish Film Days
13-15 October 2016
Michael Cacoyannis Foundation


Seven acclaimed movies of the modern
Turkish cinema to be screened
for the cinema lovers


The popular actor Burak Özçivit visits Greece
on the occasion of the opening night gala



Athens, Thursday 29th of September, 2016. Turkish cinema fans will have the opportunity to watch distinguished movies of the modern Turkish cinema’s innovative directors during the 3-day-event at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation.

The Gala of the Festival will be held on Thursday, 13 October 2016 together with the opening film «My Brother», in the presence of the very popular actor Burak Özçivit, who holds the leading role. The actor is also known in Greece by the “Kara Sevda” TV series.

The themes of the films screened during the following 2 days, will fill the audience with strong emotions, familiarize them with the Anatolia region, get them in touch with different characters and offer them the experience of intense adventures.

On Friday, 14 October 2016, the audience will enjoy Çağan Irmak’s film, «Whisper If I Forget» (also known in Greece by the film «My Grandfather’s People»), Emin Alper’s first feature film «Beyond the Hill», winner of the «Caligari Award» at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival and Kaan Müjdeci’s «Sivas», winner of the «Special Jury Prize» at the 71st Venice Film Festival.

On Saturday, 15 October 2016, the event will end with the screenings of Derviş Zaim’s «Fish» («Best Screenplay» at the 21st Adana Golden Boll Film Festival), Tolga Karaçelik’s «Ivy» («Best Film», «Best Director», «Best Screenplay», & «Best Actor» award winner at the 49th International Antalya Film Festival) and Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s «Once Upon A Time In Anatolia», winner of the «Grand Prix» during the Cannes International Film Festival 2011. The film is included among the «100 greatest films of the 21st century» according to the BBC Culture’s list.

Turkish Film Days is being organized by the Culture and Tourism Office of the Turkish Embassy in Athens. Turkish Airlines and Doğuş Group are the main supporters of the event. The SKAI media group, the Kathimerini Newspaper, the ATHINA 9.84 Radio Station, the ATHINORAMA magazine and the Culturenow.gr, contribute as communication sponsors.

Along with promoting the Turkish cinema, the event also supports ELPIDA, the Association of Friends of Children with Cancer and wishes to raise social awareness about its action.


The detailed program of the film screenings is as follows:

Friday, 14th October 2016

«Whisper If I Forget / Ψιθύρισέ μου Eάν Ξεχάσω», (Unutursam Fısılda)
By Çağan Irmak

Screening time: 17:00, Duration: 113m

«Beyond the Hill / Πέρα από το Λόφο» (Tepenin Ardı)
By Emin Alper

Screening time: 19:15, Duration: 90m

«Sivas / Σίβας»
By Kaan Müjdeci

Screening time: 21:00, Duration 98m

Saturday, 15th October 2016

«Fish / Ψάρι» (Balık)
By Derviş Zaim
Screening time: 17:00, Duration: 87m

«Ivy / Κισσός» (Sarmaşık)
By Tolga Karaçelik

Screening time: 18:40, Duration: 105m

«Once Upon A Time In Anatolia / Κάποτε Στην Ανατολία» (Bιr Zamanlar Anadolu’da)
By Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Screening time: 20:40, Duration: 157m

Free Entrance
Reservations for the 14 & 15 /10 screenings at Michael Cacoyannis Foundation,

Telephone: 210 3418550-579