Turkish cinema, old and new, making a splash in Moscow

Movies by Turkish directors are making a splash in the Russian capital thanks to the Moscow International Film Festival, which is marking its 37th edition from June 19 through 26.
Featured in the out-of-competition section and”Turkish Cinema Yesterday and Today,and” the 10-piece selection mainly focuses on recent art-house productions. Classics of Turkish cinema and a recent box office hit are also on the bill, according to the Moscow festivaland’s website.
and”Annemin iarkisiKlama Dayika Minand” (Song of My Mother), directed by Erol Mintai, and and”Sivas,and” by Kaan Mandujdeci, both debut features that have won multiple awards at national and international film festivals, and the auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylanand’s 2003 Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix-winner and”Uzakand” (Distant) are among the sectionand’s highlights.
Put together by the film initiative Cinema of Turkey, the section also features the box office hit drama and”Kelebeiin Randuyasiand” (The Butterflyand’s Dream), written and directed by Yilmaz Erdogan, and the classics and”Gelinand” (The Bride), a 1973 drama directed by andOmer Landutfi Akad, and and”Muhsin Beyand” (Mr. Muhsin), a 1987 comedy-drama written and directed by Yavuz Turgul.
and”Soiukand” (Cold), by actordirector Uiur Yanducel, and”Balikand” (Fish), by Dervii Zaim and and”Ben O Degilimand” (I Am Not Him), by Tayfun Pirselimoilu, are other art-house fare on the bill.
A short film titled and”We Bear Good News For Our Beloved Country, Our Cinema Is Celebrating Its 100th Anniversary!and” by co-directors Hakki Kurtului and Melik Saraandcoilu is also being offered in the festivaland’s Short Film Corner.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman