The second edition of the film cycle New Turkish Cinema in Beirut
From the 5th until the 11th of March 2012 at Metropolis Empire Sofil – Achrafieh
The Metropolis Association and the Izmir Cinema Association, in partnership with the Turkish Embassy in Lebanon, are glad to present the 2nd edition of the cycle New Turkish Cinema. 12 films of different genres will be screened at Metropolis Empire Sofil between the 5th and the 11th of March 2012, including a special selection of the reclaimed director Fatih Akin.
The festival will be opened with Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s film Once upon a time in Anatolia (winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival in 2011). The audience will also have the chance to see the latest film of Tyfun Piselimoglu Hair, as well as the favorites of the Turkish film festival such as What Remains by Cigdem Vitrinel, Zephyr by Belma Bas and Cosmos by Reha Erdem. In addition to this, the cycle will present the debut film of Seren Yuce Majority (winner of the Lion of the Future, Venice Film Festival 2010).
A special selection of the reclaimed director Fatih Akin will be selected: the romantic comedy In July (2000), the awarded Torino (2002), the reclaimed Head-On (winner of the Golden Bear, Berlin Film Festival 2004) and the documentary Crossing the Bridge: the Sound of Istanbul (2005).
A large number of guests will honor this edition of New Turkish Cinema with their presence: the well-known Turkish film producer Zeynep Ozbatur, the filmmakers Umit Unal, Tayfun Pirselimoglu, Belma Bes and others.
The second edition of the New Turkish Cinema will be held at Metropolis Empire Sofil from the 5th until the 11th of March 2012.
Ticket : 5,000 L.L | Pass festival : 30,000 L.L.