The Turkish Film Week at the Greek Film Museum opened today, October 23, and 14 films from Turkey will be presented as samples of the Turkish production. The event is supported by the General Directorate of the Turkey’s Film Culture and Tourism Ministry, under the auspices of the Embassy of Turkey and the Consulate General of Athens-Piraeus.
The tribute, which lasts until Wednesday, October 29, marks the anniversary of 100 years of Turkish cinema.
“I Am Not Him” will be the opening film. A co-production between Greece, Turkey and France, which will be presented in Greece for the first time.
The program also includes two film milestones of Turkish cinema. The classic “The Bride” (directed by Ömer Lütfi Akad), a legendary 1973 film, and “The Girl With The Red Scarf” (directed by Atif Yilmaz), a film of Turkish cinema’s golden age (1977).
The tribute will also include films that left their mark on the development of Turkish cinema, as they offered a new type of fruitful artistic expression, focusing on personal cinema, starring ordinary, everyday people with contemporary problems, much like the Turkish population of the 21st century, such as political dilemmas and internal conflicts.
Greek and Turkish filmmakers will have the opportunity to meet, while the audience will have the opportunity to meet actors and crew members who contributed in the making of several films.