London Turkish Film Festival Opening Gala Night
THE BUTTERFLY'S DREAM KELEBEĞİN RÜYASI
The eagerly awaited new film from filmmaker actor and poet Yılmaz Erdoğan, best known for his box-office record-breaking debut comedy film 'Vizontele', is a powerful, gripping and dazzling tale of young lives and loves.
Golden Wings Digiturk Digital Distribution Competition
BEYOND THE HILL TEPENİN ARDI
The serenity of a summer’s day in an isolated Anatolian valley is
gradually broken by intruders from beyond the hills in Emin Alper's
striking and intriguing mixture of atmospheric thriller, contemporary
Western, psychological drama, family secrets and political allegory.
+ Q&A with George Chiper Lillemark
The story of Ayşe and Cemal is a tale of deception, passion, doubt and ultimately acceptance of the faults we all share as human beings.
The new film from Reha Erdem, Turkish cinema's great maverick
movie-maker and director of "Times and Winds" and "Kosmos," is
an existential thriller with touches of magic realism. 17 years old Jin
is on the run through dangerous forest and mountain regions.
+ Q&A with Reha Erdem
NIGHT OF SILENCE LAL GECE
Reis Çelik's lyrical and intense 2012 Berlin Film Festival prize-winner
is an unforgettable piece of cinema. In a remote Anatolian village an
ancient blood feud between two families has been finally put to rest
and a marriage arranged to seal the union.
+ Q&A with Reis Çelik
SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN ARAF
The 'somewhere' that is 'in between' could be the once important
industrial area, now faceless economic wasteland, where teenagers
Zehra and Olgun spend their lives caught somewhere in between the
past and an uncertain future.
CANDLE TO WATER CANDLE TO WATER
Five different contemporary stories, involving as diverse as their
titles: 'Jeremy Bentham,' 'Veracity,' 'Crackerjack,' 'Stanislavsky '
and 'Mea Culpa.'
+ Q&A with Nihat Seven
KING OF THE COTTON TOPRAĞA UZANAN ELLER
A tale of two families whose very different lives unexpectedly intertwine.
Ahmet finds himself the new boss of the cotton fields after the death
of his father.
LOVE AND REVOLUTION AŞK VE DEVRİM
1990's left wing student activism is the background of director Serkan
Acar and writer M. Serhan Turhanlı's look at the often impossible
choice to be made between the personal and the greater good.
LOVE IN THE SECRET GARDEN SAKLI BAHÇEDE AŞK
1978. Cennet lives in the Istranca Mountains of Thracia where her
medicinal skills are renowned.
OTHER ANGELS TESLİMİYET
Sanem is the youngest and most innocent of four transgender sex
workers living together in Istanbul. She still believes that her prince
will come and when heartbroken straight guy Gokhan moves in next
door, perhaps he has.
PRESENT TENSE ŞİMDİKİ ZAMAN
Mina is a jobless, lonely and unhappy single and dreams of a new life
in the USA. But first she needs money and a visa and that means
finding a job.
SAINT AYSE AZİZ AYŞE
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction and duplicity and lies can give
everyone the opportunity to be free and to be themselves...
THE CIRCLE WITHIN İÇİMDEKİ ÇEMBER
A fascinating and engrossing tale from a disappearing world. Deniz
Cinar's visually striking film explores life in the Kurdish Yazidi
community of eastern Turkey whose numbers have now decreased
to less than five hundred.
THE MULETEERS KATIRCILAR
A rare chance to see one of the great classics of Turkish cinema and
a film which provided this year’s LTFF Lifetime Achievement Award
winner Kadir İnanır with one of his most powerful and memorable roles.
+ Q&A with Kadir İnanır
THE STRANGER YABANCI
Özgür's parents left Turkey after the coup d’etat of 1980 and she has
been born and raised in Paris and has never visited Turkey.To fulfill her
father's last wish of being buried in his native land, she must visit her
parent's homeland for the first time.
THE TRACE İZ-RÊÇ
80-year old Şeristan's last wish is to leave Istanbul and be buried in the
homeland the family were forced to flee 20 years ago. Her son Mirza
is determined to keep his promise to her no matter what happens but
her granddaughter Hevi is less than enthusiastic.
TO BETTER DAYS GÜZEL GÜNLER GÖRECEĞİZ
Eighteen year-old Cumali kills his sister in accordance with traditional
honour codes. Ali loses his professional boxing license because of his
involvement in illegal street fights.
WHAT REMAINS GERİYE KALAN
Sevda's happy marriage is her whole life, her biggest success and
her saviour, security and a social and emotional harbour.