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CHILDREN OF SARAJEVO (Aida Begic, 2012)
“Nearly two decades after the war, we live in an endless ‘today' and are afraid to look into a ‘tomorrow'.” - Director Aida Begi? ... Ghosts of the past loom large in Sarajevo, where the tran… Read more

CLIMATES (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2006)
Climates won the Fipresci Award at this year's Cannes Film Festival. ... “In terms of what faces can express, without ever doing too much, Climates puts Ceylan on a par with Ingmar Bergman.” - Sc… Read more

Cocoon (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 1995)
Beautifully shot in black and white, a gentle impressionistic film about the relentless cycle of life beginnings and endings outside and in timeless beauty and the ultimate solitude of the soul. A bi… Read more

FUSE (Pjer Zalica, 2004)
Fuse (Gori Valtra) Bosnia-Herzegovina/Austria/France/TurkeyIn the small Bosnian town of Tesanje things appear calm in the aftermath of the ravaging war. People seem warm and open, and the town square… Read more

HONEY (Semih KaplanoÄŸlu, 2010)
“A movie without spiritual values is like useless knowledge.” - filmmaker Semih KaplanoÄŸlu ... Winner of the Golden Bear at this year's Berlin Film Festival, Honey completes Kaplano lu's non-c… Read more

J N (Reha Erdem, 2013)
"Visually stunning, vividly emotional." - Variety ... From award-winning director Reha Erdem (Kosmos, MIFF 2010; Times and Winds, MIFF 2007) comes Jîn, the story of a young Kurdish rebel who br… Read more

KOSMOS (Reha Erdem, 2009)
“Kosmos is nothing less than cosmic in scope… beautifully shot, and profoundly imaginative.” - Hollywood Reporter ... From the sweeping snow-driven plains on the edge of Turkey emerges a my… Read more

MAJORITY (Seren Yüce, 2010)
Winner of Best First Feature at the Venice Film Festival. ... Twenty-one years old and still living under the brutish dominion of his father, perpetual screw-up Mertkan makes decisions or, more gener… Read more

MOMMO (Atalay Tasdiken, 2009)
A touching true story about the bonds between a brother and sister, set amid the picturesque beauty of a remote Turkish village. ... Even when things get tough, Ahmet and Ayse are always there for ea… Read more

MY MARLON AND BRANDO (Hüseyin Karabey, 2008)
“Dear love… you are the wide brown valley that I lie on, you are my Marlon and Brando” ... In 2003, just before the bombs started falling on Baghdad, fiery Turkish actress Ayca left her ho… Read more

Not Anymore A Story of Revolution (Matthew VanDyke, 2013)
Two young Syrians whose lives have been upended by war - 32-year-old resistance fighter Mowya and 24-year-old journalist Nour - explain why they're fighting. ... D Matthew VanDyke P Matthew VanDyke, … Read more

NOTHING BUT BROKEN DISHES (Memduk Un, 1960)
A story of a truck-driver who leads a modest life in a suburb of Istanbul, with his wife, daughter and elderly father. A neighbour tries hard to separate the family so that he can marry the wife. Aft… Read more

ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2011)
"A deep and haunting work that lingers in the memory." - Hollywood Reporter ... As they drive through the Anatolian countryside looking for the body of a dead man, a policeman, a prosecutor and the t… Read more

RHINO SEASON (Bahman Ghobadi, 2012)
"A tragic love story, a fierce indictment against the Islamist regime in Tehran … a lyrical elegy replete with symbolical visions." - Screen Daily ... A poet during the reign of the Shah is im… Read more

Silent (L.Rezan Ye_ilba_ , 2012)
In 1984 a Kurdish woman visits her husband in prison, where she is forbidden to speak her own language or bring him anything. However, the human spirit prevails in this winner of the 2012 Short Film … Read more

THE HORSE (Ali Özgentürk, 1982)
The film is not about a horse at all. The horse of the title stands for the dreams of people like the central characters of the film: an Anatolian peasant and his 12-year-old son. They have come to I… Read more

THREE MONKEYS (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2008)
See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.Awarded the Best Director award at this year's Cannes Film Festival, the latest film from Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Climates, MIFF 06), featuring his distinctive vis… Read more

TIMES AND WINDS (Reha Erdem, 2006)
“Every encounter causes a new pain, the pain of growing up, of maturing, of getting old. This is the tragedy.” - filmmaker Reha Erdem Omer wants his dad dead. Yakup is in love with his teacher a… Read more

TWO LINES (Selim Evci, 2008)
A couple, growing increasingly distant, attempt to rekindle their relationship in this claustrophobic study of alienation. ... Mert and Selin are a young couple that seemingly have everything: good j… Read more

UZAK (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2003)
Acknowledged as the revelation of the Official Competition at Cannes this year, and the recipient of the Grand Jury Prize and the Best Actor award—shared between the two leads—Uzak is a h… Read more

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