Exciting news and a field day for all movie enthusiasts – in the second weekend of September, it is time for the Turkish Movie Days Helsinki 2015. The festival organized in Katajanokka, in the movie theater Kino K13, offers free Turkish cinema during three consecutive days, from Friday the 11th until Sunday the 13th of September.
The festival holds an inclusive coverage of Turkish movies from the last few decades. The opening film is called Unutursam Fısılda (Whisper If I Forget), and it was the fifth most popular movie of 2014 in Turkey Whisper If I Forget. is a warm-hearted movie about Hatice, an old pop singer suffering from Alzheimer, who returns to her old village for a trip down memory lane. She confronts her sister Hanifer, who holds Hatice responsible for ruining her life.
Turkish Movie Days closes with a film featured also in the Love & Anarchy festival of 2011, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, which was the co-winner of the 2011 Grand Prix at Cannes Film Festival.
As People’s Choice movie, the festival presents the film Eskiya, which is starred by one of the most popular Turkish actors, Şener Şen. The People’s Choice was selected based on a query on the official Finnish Facebook page of Turkey.
All of the movies shown in the festival will have English subtitles. The language of the movies is Turkey.
Please find the complete program of the festival online, click here
The Turkish film industry is reaching a new level of success
In 2014, the Turkish film industry gained a revenue of 655.4 million Turkish liras (around 210 million euros). Year 2014 was also the year of celebration of the 100th anniversary of Turkish cinema.
The number of moviegoers has been increasing steadily in Turkey. Going to the movies is a popular leisure activity -according to the General Directorate of Cinema, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, approximately 168 000 Turkish per day went to the cinema last year.
Location of the festival:
Kanavakatu 12, 00160 Helsinki
Schedule and movie information, click here
Facebook event, click here