London's 19th celebration of Turkish Cinema
THE 19th LONDON TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL
May 22nd - June 1st
CELEBRATING THE CENTENARY OF TURKISH CINEMA
The 19th London Turkish Film Festival arrives to celebrate a triumphant year of achievement for Turkish cinema following on from the Berlin festival, which included four films in its official selection, and the inclusion of Nuri Bilge Ceylan's WINTER SLEEP in competition for the Palme d'Or at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. All very appropriate for a year which marks the centenary of Turkish Cinema.
THE GALA OPENING
Thursday May 22 at the O2 Cineworld:
The presentation of this year's Lifetime Achievement Award to legendary actress Serra Yılmaz.
The announcement of the winner of the Festival's major prize, The Golden Wings Digital Distribution Award.
The UK Premiere of Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun's YOZGAT BLUES
Six films compete for the coveted 2014 LTFF Distribution Award:
Atıl İnaç's sharply satirical CIRCLE.
CYCLE, Derviş Zaim's intriguing blend of fiction and documentary.
Ramin Matin's multi-award winning family drama, THE IMPECCABLES.
Melisa Önel's dark and chilling debut feature, SEABURNERS.
SINGING WOMEN, the latest from internationally acclaimed director Reha Erdem.
Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun's tale of hopes, dreams and toupées, YOZGAT BLUES.
The Award contenders join an outstanding collection of films all showing throughout the Festival:
Levent Semerci's AYHAN HANIM: cinema and dance interpret the past.
Teenage highs and lows in Zeynep Dadak and Merve Kayan's THE BLUE WAVE.
Can Kılcıoğlu's KARNAVAL: A man, a woman and a vacuum cleaner.
A family affair: Cemil Ağacıkoğlu's poignant FORGIVE ME.
Nihat Seven's LITTLE HAPPINESS: love in an impossible world.
Alphan Eşeli's intense First World War drama THE LONG WAY HOME.
Hope springs eternal in Ali Aydın’s Anatolian drama MOLD.
Gürhan Özçiftçi's spooky NOBODY COMES, NOBODY GOES: things that go bump in the night and the mind...
NOBODY'S HOME Deniz Akçay Katıksız's powerful debut feature
Erdem Tepegöz's THE PARTICLE: one woman against the world.
THE AUDIENCE VOTE
The LTFF Golden Wings People's Choice Award is decided by audiences with the winner announced at the reception held in Istanbul after the festival.
AND NOT FORGETTING...
A bumper collection of the year's outstanding documentaries and short films. A visiting galaxy of actors and filmmakers meet their audiences in Q&A's throughout the Festival.