February 14, 2011

Berlin celebrates upcoming 30th Istanbul Film Festival

The 61st Berlin Film Festival, or Berlinale, celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Istanbul International Film Festival on Friday in the German capital, saluting the increasing international success of Turkish films.

“Our festival is a developed one and proved its significance,” said Azize Tan, the Istanbul Film Festival director, adding that Turkish films had been very successful in recent years, indicating that a new generation was emerging.

“Turkish cinema is producing more films and is recognized around the world,” said Seyfi Teoman, the director of film “Bizim Büyük Çaresizliğimiz” (Our Grand Despair), which is competing for the Golden Bear at the Berlinale. Teoman also attended the celebration in Berlin at the Akademie der Künste, which is next to the historic Brandenburg Gate.

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