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Muxtar: A Documentary about Democracy in the Village

Democracy: A political system defined by the vote of the people and the service of elected representatives whose main duty is to meet the...

Crowdfund a Web Series — “My Single Married Friend”

Rania Itani and Estefania Sierra are two expats in Istanbul currently crowdfunding their web series "My Single Married Friend". Taking a humorous approach to...

Why It’s OK to Love “The Water Diviner”

The Water Diviner, or Son Umut in Turkish, is a film about a father traveling from Australia to find his sons lost in the...

Video: Backstage at Cats the Musical

Our talented photographer Sveta Nekrasova went backstage at Cats the Musical, currently playing at the Zorlu Center PSM, to see what goes into making a Jellicle cat!...

Q & A: Pelin Turgut – Co-Founder & Co-Director of !f

In anticipation of the 15th !f Independent Istanbul Film Festival we reached out to co-founder and co-director of !f, Pelin Turgut. She took the time...

Review: “Foreign Films About Turkey” @ TÜRVAK Exhibition Hall

Of all the images that cross our mind when we think of Istanbul, one that features Charles Bronson holding a gun is the least...

Review: The Act of Killing

Joshua Oppenheimer’s remarkable film, The Act of Killing will screen at Istanbul’s !f film festival for the final time on Sunday 24 February. The...

4 Masters of Turkish New Wave Cinema

A notable player in the current world of art house cinema, Turkey has seen a new wave emerge and establish itself. Amongst others, there...

In Conversation with Senem Tüzen, Director of Ana Yurdu (Motherland)

Senem Tüzen is an up and coming Ankara-born director who has been creating compelling short films since the early 2000s. Now, having just made...

In Conversation with Cem Kaya, Director of “Remake, Remix, Rip-off”

If you went to university in the US, you may recall a movie night with friends laughing your head off at Cüneyt Arkın practicing...

Five Essential Turkish Films

Contemporary Turkish cinema often oscillates between bland, commercial movies (that range from broad comedies to over-sugared romances) and magnificent under-performing films that demonstrate the concerns...

!F Istanbul International Independent Film Festival Awards Ceremony

!f Istanbul 2015, Istanbul's premier independent film festival, wrapped up recently at Nu Pera in Beyoğlu. It wasn't like you would expect, if the...

Coming Soon: 36th IKSV Film Festival

The 36th IKSV Film Festival is set to start on April 5th. The program of the 36th Istanbul Film Festival was announced on March 14th...

“The Water Diviner”: Dancing with the Last Samurai’s Braveheart Horse Whisperer

No, that headline is not a misprint. It was my impression upon seeing The Water Diviner (Son Umut), a new film that opened in...

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