The week of the Turkish Film, an event brought every year by the Yunus Emre Institute, will be held from November 19 to 22, 2019 at the Happy Cinema (Liberty Center) in Bucharest.
The event is organized in collaboration with the "Stefan Iordache" Cultural and Youth Center of Sector 5 and presents to the public six outstanding films from Turkish cinema: comedies, dramas and a children's film. All films are subtitled in Romanian. Admission is free but is made based on a reservation by phone: 021.211.13.16.
The program of the festival is:
Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 6:00 pm – Platanul / Çınar Ağacı (comedy, r. by Handan İpekçi, 2011)
Even if Mrs. Adviye is for her children a moroccan old woman who makes their life bitter, for Barış is the favorite grandmother. The story draws attention through the naivety of the language used by a child who presents the values that keep the family together. In the main roles are Nurgül Yesilçay (Sultana Kösem from the Magnificent Century series: Sultana Kösem), Toyon Uysal Cells, Deniz Deha Lostar.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 6:00 pm – Ai Crai, Ai Grai / Kocan Kadar Konuş (comedy, r. Kıvanç Baruönü, 2015)
The film, adapted from the eponymous novel by the author Şebnem Burcuoğlu and featuring Ezgi Mola and Murat Yıldırım in the main roles, presents the story of Efsun, who does not find his half, while all the women in her entourage are preparing for marriage and dream of wedding dress.
Thursday, November 21, 2019, 4:00 pm – Rana Mamei Mele / Annemin Yarası (drama, r. Ozan Açıktan, 2016)
The film whose films were made in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Turkey presents the story of Bosnian Salih who seeks his family and has in the main roles Ozan Güven (Rustem Pasa in Suleyman the Magnificent), Meryem Uzerli (Sultana Hurrem in the Suleyman Magnificent) ), Belçim Bilgin, Okan Yalabık (Vizier Ibrahim Pasa) and Bora Akkaş.
Thursday, November 21, 2019, 6:00 pm – The Magician / Hokkabaz (comedy, r. Cem Yılmaz and Taner Baltacı, 2006)
The film presents Iskender's life that has not yet found its meaning in life, but is still attracted to childhood magic. The main roles are played by Cem Yılmaz, Mashar Alanson and Özlem Tekin.
Friday, November 22, 2019, 4:00 pm – Elixir / İksir (children's film, r. Birkan Uz, 2014)
The film that has the lead roles on singer Keremcem and Cansu Tosun is a premiere for Turkish cinema – this is the first time that real people and animation characters are reunited in a local production.
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Friday, November 22, 2019, 6:00 pm – Don't tell me fairy tales / Bana Masal Anlatma (comedy, r. Burak Aksak, 2015)
The film captures the moment when the Rıza minibus driver met Ayperi, and his life took another turn from that moment.
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In operation in 2009, the Yunus Emre Institute has more than 58 cultural centers abroad. The institute conducts studies for teaching Turkish in cultural centers abroad, conducts cultural and artistic activities to promote Turkey and provides support for scientific research.