Istanbul unveils line-up amid charged atmosphere, Ian McKellen to attend

Istanbul unveils line-up amid charged atmosphere, Ian McKellen to attend Istanbul Film Festival unveils line-up and Meetings On The Bridge details. The İstanbul Film Festival (April 5-15) has unveiled the programme for its 36th edition. Scroll down for lineups Despite ...

Istanbul unveils lineup amid charged atmosphere, Ian McKellen to attend

Istanbul unveils lineup amid charged atmosphere, Ian McKellen to attend Istanbul Film Festival unveils line-up and Meetings On The Bridge details. The İstanbul Film Festival (April 5-15) has unveiled the programme for its 36th edition. Scroll down for lineups Despite ...

Turkish film enters a wilderness of nostalgia and introspection

Whereas westerns reflect a longing for a vanished past, Turkish cinema is examining and lamenting modernisation as it happens By the time Sergio Leone got to Monument Valley in 1968 to film exteriors ...

Berlin Film Festival 2013: 'Jîn' review

★★★☆☆ From visionary director Reha Erdem (Times and Winds, Kosmos) comes Jîn (2013), an environmental parable that uses the bitter Turkish-Kurdish conflict as a universal metaphor for the destructive ...

Competition: Win Verve Pictures' 'Kosmos' on DVD

Rightly lauded by Sight & Sound, Time Out and yours truly, Reha Erdem's unique and challenging Turkish romance Kosmos (2010) is now available to own on DVD courtesy of UK distributor Verve Pictures. ...

This week's new films

Rock Of Ages (12A) (Adam Shankman, 2012, Us) Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones. 123 mins Doing for 1980s hair metal what ...

Kosmos Review: A Plodding Art-House Misfire

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars Beautiful, lingering shots of forbidding snow-topped expanses have become a facet so typical of European “art-house” fare that we might as well just call it the cliché that ...

Siff 2011: Kosmos (2011)

I'm not sure how to approach writer-director Reha Erdem's mystical drama Kosmos. There are layers of culture and faith embedded within this film that defy access even for a critical viewer. It is--i'm ...

Liff 2010: Kosmos review

Reha Erdem's brilliant Kosmos is strange in a way few films beyond experimental cinema ever manage to be. The story of a visitor to a lonely, insular Turkish city and how the people there react to ...

Complete 2010 Sitges Lineup Announced!

Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to Sitges 2010: Exorcisms, Vampires, Zombies, Martial Arts And Liters Of Blood At Sitges 2010 The 43rd Sitges - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, ...

Sitges 2010 lineup announced. Genre fans cry with joy

If I had the holiday time left, I’d be booking a trip to España right about now. The 43rd annual Sitges kicks off on October 7th and their line up so far is impressive. Damned impressive. In ...

Sitges 2010 Announces First Wave Of Programming

It's been called the Cannes of genre cinema an the first wave of programming has been announced for Sitges 2010, a lineup featuring the best in genre film of all types from all around the globe. ...

The Way to the Golden Donkey

Above: the first Golden Donkey winner, Reha Erdem's Kosmos (2009). Little did the Ferroni Brigade anticipate the earth-shattering importance of the date, as it happily embarked towards the Sala Volpi ...

Could Kosmos Writer-Director Reha Erdem Be Turkey's Answer To Hukkle's Gyorgi Palfi?

When Hungary's Gyorgi Palfi appeared on the international film scene with 2002's Hukkle writers were left straining to find the words to describe his very odd creation.  In his best moments Palfi is a ...

World Film Report: Turkey (December 2009)

The title for Nuri Bilge Ceylan's next project is: Once Upon a Time in Anatolia. The leading role will be assigned to Yilmaz Erdogan, a famous Turkish writer, director and actor. Erdogan is best known ...