As the Istanbul Film Festival came to a successful close in April, a palpable chill was settling over Turkey's cinema sector. Arbitrary censorship rulings have many in the filmmaking community…
Istanbul Film Festival
An engaging, well-researched history of jazz music in director Batu Aykol's homeland.
Last year's opening screening at the Los Angeles Turkish Film Festival, "The Butterfly's Dream," turned out to be the North American premiere of the film that became Turkey's entry for the 2013…
The Greek capital of Athens will be the focus of the Toronto Film Festival's City to City program, the fest announced Wednesday.
Protests over the closure of a long-standing theater marred a strong edition of the Turkish event.
A critical digest of the week's latest U.S. theatrical releases. Where applicable, links to longer reviews have been provided. 6 Souls Distributor: Radius-TWC One of the movies' least convincing…
"I'm going to watch this funny movie, 'Jeanne Dielman,'" the protagonist of "Soldate Jeannette" bizarrely announces -- and indeed, the most flattering read of Daniel Hoesl's striking but inscrutable…
Pity that "Present Tense" has such a generic title, since Belmin Soylemez's feature debut is a memorable look at a young woman whose unexpected career as a fortune-teller grants her insight into…
With an unprecedented number of foreign-language Oscar submissions and an earlier nominations deadline than usual, angst is rampant among filmmakers, distribs and publicists who are trying to be…
A striking adaptation of Dostoevsky's "Notes From Underground," Zeki Demirkubuz's existential drama "Inside" convincingly transposes the novella's action to contemporary Ankara and allows the Turkish…
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