London Turkish Film Week


London Turkish Film Week is back for its 2nd iteration with over a dozen of new features, shorts and documentaries between the 24th and 30th of April.   It also features talks and Q&As with Directors and Academics as they discuss Turkish Film: its place in the filming world and history.

We first go to SOAS  and Yunus Emre Enstitüsü – London for documentaries, Let the Kid Play and Guardian of Angels as well as a talk on Turkish Dramas with its ever increasing popularity.  Following that we go to the legendary Regent Street Cinema for a talk on Netflix, At the Flicks or Netflix and 9 worthy Turkish Films. The series of films start and end with the blockbusters Çiçero and Turkish Ice Cream respectively and includes recent festival entrees and winners:  Yellow Heat, Yozgat Blues, Brothers, Halef, The Pigeon, Murtaza and Sideway. London Turkish Film Week then continues with the free film screening of Smell of Money at EBRD. The last day ends at Kings College London with a screening of various short films.

London Turkish Film Week’s last event pays tribute to the late Ömer Lütfi Akad with a screening and talk of Law of the Border, the film that marked a turning point in Turkish Film. The talk features a discussion with Istanbul Şehir University Professor Nezih Erdoğan and King’s College lecturer Dr Iain Robert Smith and moderated by broadcaster Phillip Bergson.

London Turkish Film Week is organised by Yunus Emre Enstitüsü – London and supported by Regent Street Cinema , King’s College London , SOAS University of London , European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) , Turkish Airlines , T.C. Londra Büyükelçiliği / Turkish Embassy in London, Simit Sarayi , Sinema Genel Müdürlüğü and Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı .