• YOZGAT BLUES / YOZGAT BLUES
  • CIRCLE / DAİRE
  • CYCLE / DEVİR
  • THE IMPECCABLES / KUSURSUZLAR
  • SEABURNERS / KUMUN TADI
  • SINGING WOMEN / ŞARKI SÖYLEYEN KADINLAR
  • AYHAN HANIM / AYHAN HANIM
  • THE BLUE WAVE / MAVİ DALGA
  • FORGIVE ME / ÖZÜR DİLERİM
  • KARNAVAL / KARNAVAL
  • LITTLE HAPPINESS / UZUN YOL
  • MOLD / KÜF
  • THE LONG WAY HOME / EVE DÖNÜŞ: SARIKAMIŞ 1915
  • NOBODY COMES, NOBODY GOES / NE GELEN VAR NE GİDEN
  • NOBODY'S HOME / KÖKSÜZ
  • THE PARTICLE / ZERRE
  • 1+8 / 1+8
  • JAZZ IN TURKEY / TÜRKİYE'DE CAZ
  • THE COUNTRY ROAD / PATİKA
  • A DREAM SCHOOL IN THE STEPPES / TEPECİK HAYAL OKULU
  • THE GUEST / MİSAFİR
  • TAŞKAFA, STORIES OF THE STREET / TAŞKAFA, BİR SOKAK HİKAYESİ
  • TIGHT SPACE / TENGAV
  • TWAIN / TWAIN

London Turkish Film Festival Opening Gala Night

Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - YOZGAT BLUES / YOZGAT BLUES

YOZGAT BLUES YOZGAT BLUES

In the small Anatolian town of Yozgat, the hopes and dreams of three people become intertwined. Yavuz (Istanbul Film Festival Best Actor 2013 winner Ercan Kesal) is a middle-aged Istanbul widower and music teacher who would rather be performing his 1970s French chansons full time.
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Golden Wings Digital Distribution Competition

Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - DAİRE / CIRCLE

CIRCLE DAİRE

Life is more like a downward spiral than a circle for Feramus and Betül, the two central characters in Atıl İnaç's critically acclaimed award-winning comedy of darkly absurdist and Kafka-esque proportions.
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - DEVİR / CYCLE

CYCLE DEVİR

How can past traditions illuminate the present? This intriguing mixture of fiction and documentary is built around the traditional world - sometimes weird, sometimes funny, sometimes tragic- of the shepherds in Hasanpașa, a village in southwest Anatolia.
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - KUSURSUZLAR / THE IMPECCABLES

THE IMPECCABLES KUSURSUZLAR

Ramin Matin's quietly powerful study of a sibling relationship that hides a devastating family secret was the winner of both Best Film and Best Director at the 2013 Antalya Film Festival.
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - KUMUN TADI / SEABURNERS

SEABURNERS KUMUN TADI

Melisa Önel's debut feature is a tense and powerful tale of borders and thresholds, personal, symbolic and actual, which begins and ends with the sea, the great boundary between past and present, hopes and dreams, love and death.
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - ŞARKI SÖYLEYEN KADINLAR / SINGING WOMEN

SINGING WOMEN ŞARKI SÖYLEYEN KADINLAR

The latest film from the internationally acclaimed director of 'Times and Winds,' 'Cosmos,' and 'Jin' is an apocalyptic tale of human faith and foibles in a dark but hopeful world. An earthquake is expected and the island is being evacuated, but some people are refusing to leave.
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - YOZGAT BLUES / YOZGAT BLUES

YOZGAT BLUES YOZGAT BLUES

In the small Anatolian town of Yozgat, the hopes and dreams of three people become intertwined. Yavuz (Istanbul Film Festival Best Actor 2013 winner Ercan Kesal) is a middle-aged Istanbul widower and music teacher who would rather be performing his 1970s French chansons full time.
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Feature Films

Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - AYHAN HANIM / AYHAN HANIM

AYHAN HANIM AYHAN HANIM

The years of political unrest in Turkey during the late 1970s and the coup of 1980 as they affect one family are revisited with stylised visuals, voice-overs, powerful imagery and striking modern dance sequences alongside a dramatic narrative. Ayhan Hanım is a housewife.
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - MAVİ DALGA / THE BLUE WAVE

THE BLUE WAVE MAVİ DALGA

A refreshingly free-wheeling impressionistic look at the point in everyone's teenage years when major decisions have to be made about the future. Approaching her last year at high school year in a provincial town for Deniz and her classmates finds them dealing with boyfriends, boredom and what following year will bring - that's hopefully going to be 'freedom' and 'real life' in either Istanbul or Ankara.
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - ÖZÜR DİLERİM / FORGIVE ME

FORGIVE ME ÖZÜR DİLERİM

A perceptive and poignant drama that examines the true meaning of concern, compassion and family. 40-year old Selim's mental problems have for many shaped the lives of his aging parents and his much younger brother, Zafer, who has always felt overshadowed by his sibling's condition.
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - KARNAVAL / KARNAVAL

KARNAVAL KARNAVAL

A delightful mix of comedy, satire, romance and social commentary makes up the feel-good story of a carpet-cleaner salesman and a cake-maker. 30-something unemployed lives in his car after being kicked out of the house by his father.
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - UZUN YOL / LITTLE HAPPINESS

LITTLE HAPPINESS UZUN YOL

When Gülten’s family discovers she has fallen in love with a truck driver, Fariz, they see it as a match below her status that would only bring dishonour to the family.
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - EVE DÖNÜŞ: SARIKAMIŞ 1915 / THE LONG WAY HOME

THE LONG WAY HOME
EVE DÖNÜŞ: SARIKAMIŞ 1915

After the battle of Sarıkamış in Eastern Anatolia, in which 90,000 Turkish soldiers were killed in the WWI battle with Russian soldiers in 1915, a desperate struggle for survival begins. As Turkish troops retreat, a refugee mother and daughter and their grizzled guide embark on the daunting trek across a barren, hostile terrain to safety.
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - KÜF / MOLD

MOLD KÜF

Hope springs eternal in this Venice Film Festival Best First Feature Film Award winner. Basri is a railway worker whose job is to check miles of track each day. But Basri’s real concern is to find his missing son, a university student, who ‘disappeared’ in police custody 18 years ago.
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - NE GELEN VAR NE GİDEN / NOBODY COMES, NOBODY GOES

NOBODY COMES, NOBODY GOES
NE GELEN VAR NE GİDEN

Gürhan Özçiftçi's first feature is 'inspired by an event that apparently has no connection with reality.' The reality appears to be a weekend in the country in which a group of five partners and friends decide to make camp for the night in an isolated spot as they await the arrival of a sixth.
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - KÖKSÜZ / NOBODY'S HOME

NOBODY'S HOME KÖKSÜZ

Winner of the best debut and audience awards at the 2013 Istanbul Film Festival, Deniz Akçay Katıksız's powerful first feature is the story of a family gradually destroying itself. After her husband´s death, Nurcan gives her eldest daughter Feride the father's responsibilities and by so doing alienates İlker and Özge, her younger son and daughter.
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - ZERRE / THE PARTICLE

THE PARTICLE ZERRE

The story of one woman who may be as insignificant as a single dust particle in an immense universe but she is nevertheless a very real part of the modern world. Zeynep clings to a difficult life, sharing a cramped home with her mother and daughter, being threatened by her landlord and now she's jobless.
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Calendar

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Festival funders

Turkish Ministry of Culture
Turkey