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London Turkish Film Festival Opening Gala Night

Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - KELEBEĞİN RÜYASI / THE BUTTERFLY'S DREAM

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.
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Golden Wings Digiturk Digital Distribution Competition

Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - TEPENİN ARDI / BEYOND THE HILL

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
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - CAN / CAN

CAN CAN

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.
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - JIN / JIN

JIN JIN

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
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - LAL GECE / NIGHT OF SILENCE

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
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - ARAF / SOMEWHERE IN  BETWEEN

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.
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Feature Films

Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - CANDLE TO WATER / CANDLE TO WATER

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
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - TOPRAĞA UZANAN ELLER / KING OF THE COTTON

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.
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - AŞK VE DEVRİM / LOVE AND REVOLUTION

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.
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - SAKLI BAHÇEDE AŞK / LOVE IN THE SECRET GARDEN

LOVE IN THE SECRET GARDEN SAKLI BAHÇEDE AŞK

1978. Cennet lives in the Istranca Mountains of Thracia where her medicinal skills are renowned.
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - TESLİMİYET / OTHER ANGELS

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.
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - ŞİMDİKİ ZAMAN / PRESENT TENSE

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.
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - AZİZ AYŞE / SAINT AYSE

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...
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - İÇİMDEKİ ÇEMBER / THE CIRCLE WITHIN

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.
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - KATIRCILAR / THE MULETEERS

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
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - YABANCI / THE STRANGER

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.
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - İZ-RÊÇ / THE TRACE

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.
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - GÜZEL GÜNLER GÖRECEĞİZ / TO BETTER DAYS

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.
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - GERİYE KALAN / WHAT REMAINS

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.
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - GÜZELLİĞİN ON PARA ETMEZ / YOUR BEAUTY IS WORTH NOTHING

YOUR BEAUTY IS WORTH NOTHING GÜZELLİĞİN ON PARA ETMEZ

Huseyin Tabak's debut feature is an elegant, moving and cliche free story, told from a 12-year Turkish boy's perspective as he and his family deal with life as immigrants newly arrived in Vienna.
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Calendar

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