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Feature Documentaries

Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - BEN UÇTUM SEN KALDIN / I FLEW YOU STAYED

I FLEW YOU STAYED BEN UÇTUM SEN KALDIN

The story about a confrontation and a reconciliation. It is Mizgin Müjde Arslan's own story of the search for the father she never knew, a journey which takes her from Mardin in South East Turkey to Maxmur Refugee Camp in the Kurdish region of Northern Iraq.
+ Turkish: A+
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - SIMURG / SIMURGH

SIMURGH SIMURG

One of the most controversial human rights issues in recent Turkish history is the subject of journalist/director Ruhi Karadağ's powerful documentary.
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Short Films and Documentaries

Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - PINA BAUSCH İLE BİR NEFES / A BREATH WITH PINA BAUSCH

A BREATH WITH PINA BAUSCH PINA BAUSCH İLE BİR NEFES

A unique record of the visit to Istanbul in 2002 of legendary German dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch, and her Tanztheater de Wuppertal company, a visit which inspired the performance piece 'A Breath.'
+ Sound of Istiklal + Life as a fable a narrative
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - BİR KURABİYE MASALI / A COOKIE TALE

A COOKIE TALE BİR KURABİYE MASALI

A tale of life, love and fortune cookies.

Screened with:
KING OF THE COTTON at Rio Cinema Sat 23 Feb 13.30 / Cert U
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - SEHVEN / INADVERTENTLY

INADVERTENTLY SEHVEN

One door opens, another closes in this tale of an unwelcome return.

Screened with:
TO BETTER DAYS at Rio Cinema Thu 28 Feb 20.45 / PG
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - LANDESCAPES / LANDESCAPES

LANDESCAPES LANDESCAPES

Matters of Life and Death

Screened with:
CANDLE TO WATER at Rio Cinema Tue 26 Feb 18.30 / PG
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - BİR HAYATI MASAL GİBİ ANLATMAK / LIFE AS A FABLE A NARRATIVE

LIFE AS A FABLE A NARRATIVE BİR HAYATI MASAL GİBİ ANLATMAK

The story of actress and theatre director Jülide Kural, best known for her role as 'İpek in the Turkish TV series 'Super Dad,' and the eight year struggle to bring to the stage the life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.
+ Sound of Istiklal + A breath with Pina Bausch
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - AYNA / MIRROR

MIRROR AYNA

Two different lives. One shattered mirror image.

Screened with:
THE STRANGER at Rio Cinema Mon 25 Feb 14.15 / Cert PG
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - VARDİYA 12-48 / SHIFT 12-48

SHIFT 12-48 VARDİYA 12-48

Two prison warders work different shift. Is their young son the real prisoner?

Screened with:
WHAT REMAINS at Rio Cinema Fri 22 Feb 15.45 / Cert PG
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - SUSMAZ SOKAK / SOUND OF ISTIKLAL

SOUND OF ISTIKLAL SUSMAZ SOKAK

A portrait of the street musicians of Istanbul: their daily lives, their struggles and of course their music.

Screened with:
Pina + Fable at Rio Cinema Wed 27 Feb 13.30 / Cert PG
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - İSTİRAHAT ODASI / THE RESTING ROOM

THE RESTING ROOM İSTİRAHAT ODASI

A chilling look at a Future World run by The State.

Screened with:
THE CIRCLE WITHIN at Rio Cinema Mon 25 Feb 18.45 / PG
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - KAFES / TURKISH DREAM

TURKISH DREAM KAFES

The Perfect Family. Is that the Turkish Dream?

Screened with:
YOUR BEAUTY IS WORTH NOTHING at Rio Cinema Thu 28 Feb 18.30 / Cert PG
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - TÜRKÇE: PEKİYİ / TURKISH: A+

TURKISH: A+ TÜRKÇE: PEKİYİ

"In Turkish educational institutions no other language except for Turkish can be taught to the citizens of Turkey." 2011 Law. A visit by several generations of the same family to 100-year old Grandma Ayse, one of the 15 million people for who whom Kurdish is the mother tongue turns out to be a delightfully informative and instructive experience. "I don't think it's a sin." Grandma Ayse.

Screened with:
I flew you stayed at Rio Cinema Sun 24 Feb 13.00 / Cert PG
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Welcome to London Turkish Film Festival - KADİFE ÇORAPLAR / VELVET SOCKS

VELVET SOCKS KADİFE ÇORAPLAR

The end of a relationship or is it just the beginning?

Screened with:
PRESENT TENSE at Rio Cinema Wed 27 Feb 18.15 / Cert PG
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Calendar

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