April 16, 2011

Istanbul Film Festival Prepares to Lower Curtain with Final Weekend

The long cinematic journey that was the Istanbul Film Festival comes to an end this Sunday. There is one last chance to catch a final selection of films over the weekend. Check out the two documentaries by Turkish directors, as well as three films screened for the Human Rights in Cinema competition by award-winning directors.


It’s not that often that you find a directing duo (unless, of course, they are brothers) in cinema. Directors Hakkı Kurtuluş and Melik Saraçoğlu joined forces two years ago for their debut feature “Orada” (There), exploring the fall of a family as they unite after their mother’s death.

In the second collaboration, “Bergmanya’ya Yolculuk” (Journey to Bergmania), the two travel from Istanbul to Sweden to get a glimpse of the land where the late filmmaker Ingmar Bergman lived and made movies. As Kurtuluş and Saraçoğlu traveled to Stockholm, Uppsala and Faro among other places, the journey becomes more personal and goes deeper as they get closer to their greatest inspiration. You can catch the film Saturday at 11 a.m. at Beyoğlu cinemas.

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