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The Butterfly's Dream (Kelebeğin Rüyası), Yılmaz Erdoğan, 2012

The London Turkish Film Festival 2013

22 Feb 20139 Mar 2013

The London Turkish Film Festival presents the best of contemporary Turkish cinema, with films from veteran names as well as the debut features from an exciting new generation of Turkish moviemakers.

The festival celebrates another year of achievement that has seen Turkish films honoured at festivals around the world from Sundance to Berlin. Inaugurated by Vedide Kaymak in 1993, the festival has become a vital event in the London cultural scene. Over its 18 year history, the festival has screened over 250 feature and 350 short and documentary films.

  • Jin, Reha Erdem, 2012

    Jin + Q&A

    22 Feb 2013

    The new film from Reha Erdem, Turkish cinema's great maverick movie-maker, is an existential thriller with a riveting juxtaposition of beauty and savagery. Followed by a Q&A with director Reha Erdem.

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  • Present Tense, Belmin Söylemez, 2012

    Present Tense

    23 Feb 2013

    The first feature from documentary filmmaker Belmin Söylemez is a recognisable and incisive tale of our times, telling the story of a young woman dreaming of a better life.

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  • Somewhere in Between, Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 2012

    Somewhere in Between (Araf)

    23 Feb 2013

    Yeşim Ustaoğlu's powerful and uncompromising film about two teenagers caught in between the past and an uncertain future brilliantly blends images, emotions and social issues.

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  • Life as a Fable a Narrative!, Huseyin Karabey, 2004

    Life as a Fable a Narrative! + A Breath with Pina Bausch

    24 Feb 2013

    The story of actress and theatre director Jülide Kural and the eight year struggle to bring to the stage the life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, followed by a fascinating insight into the creative genius of legendary German dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch, during her visit to Instanbul in 2002.

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  • The Butterfly's Dream (Kelebeğin Rüyası), Yılmaz Erdoğan, 2012

    The Butterfly's Dream

    24 Feb 20139 Mar 2013

    The eagerly awaited new film from filmmaker, actor and poet Yılmaz Erdoğan is a powerful, gripping and dazzling tale of young lives and loves.

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  • To Better Days, Hasan Tolga Pulat, 2012

    To Better Days (Güzel Günler Göreceğiz)

    26 Feb 2013

    Hasan Tolga Pulat's powerful Antalya Festival multi-award winner chronicles a single day in Istanbul during which five characters cross paths and affect each other’s lives in some way.

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  • What Remains, Çiğdem Vitrinel Özcan, 2011

    What Remains (Geriye Kalan)

    28 Feb 2013

    Sevda's happy marriage is her whole life and her biggest success, but all that is about to fall apart when she discovers her husband is having an affair.

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