An utterly brazen mix of screwball comedy, film noir and sharp social commentary that hits its own strange bullseye more often than not.
Protests over the closure of a long-standing theater marred a strong edition of the Turkish event.
A young and highly wired demographic, an increasing middle-class and a low screen count give the country plenty of room for growth in the theatrical and digital arenas.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
A sparingly told portrait of an unhappy marriage set in upscale Istanbul, "Lifelong" makes good on the promise shown by writer-helmer Asli Ozge in her 2009 debut, "Men on the Bridge."
The collision of cultures that figures so prominently in "Argo" was the inspiration for Alexandre Desplat's evocative score.
Though the story is simple, the emotions generated in "Mold" are anything but superficial.
While most fests are confined to a single location, with all the benefits and headaches a settled home entails, Turkey's annual Festival on Wheels has taken a strikingly different approach.
In Germany, Turkish-themed films are beginning to generate major box office coin even as Turkey's own cinematic output is making waves on the international stage and dominating the B.O. at home.
Paris Cinema Intl. Film Festival highlights
Turkish cinema will take centerstage at the 54th Taormina Film Festival, where movies from the Mediterreanean basin will loom large while Hollywood offerings are slim and Italian fare is notably…