National Competition Films of 8th Bosphorus Film Festival continue to fill the movie halls

National Competition Films of 8th Bosphorus Film Festival continue to fill the movie halls

At the fifth day of 8th Bosphorus Film Festival, “Ölü Ekmeği / Food for Funeral”, “Kumbara / Penny Bank” and “Mavzer / Mauser”, all National Feature Competition films, were screened for the second time to the cinephiles’ high interest.

Second screenings of the National Competition films of 8th Bosphorus Film Festival continue to attract cinephiles’ attention. At the fifth day of the festival, Reis Celik’s Ölü Ekmeği / Food for Funeral, Ferit Karol’s Kumbara / Penny Bank and Fatih Ozcan’s Mavzer / Mauser were screened at Kadikoy movie theatre with the attendance of film crews.

A National Feature Competition film, Ölü Ekmeği / Food for Funeral was screened yesterday at Kadikoy movie theatre at 15.30. After the screening of the film that had its world premiere at 32nd Tokyo Film Festival and based on the story of a poet-singer and his disciple, director of the film, Reis Celik and the film crew met with the audiences. Answering questions regarding the film’s title, Reis Çelik expressed that he was inspired by the title of the book “Ölü Ekmeği”, written by his close friend; Dursun Akcam. Celik also emphasized that in developing the film, he was fueled by the traditions he is a part of.

Ferit Karol’s Kumbara / Penny Bank, a National Feature Competition title, was screened yesterday at 18.00 at Kadikoy movie theatre. After the screening of the film based on the story of Orhan, an ordinary family man, and his relationship with his family during troubled times, the film’s director Ferit Karol, lead actors Murat Kilic and Gulcin Kultur Sahin and the film crew met with the audiences. Noting that he had been inspired from his own life writing the screenplay, Karol said that he has worked on his debut feature for almost eight years, which was an enormous effort. He also indicated that he was friends with all the crew members, which comforted him even it was his debut feature.

Fatih Ozcan’s Mavzer / Mauser, a National Feature Competition title, was screened yesterday at 21.00 at Kadikoy movie theatre. After the screening of the film which had its world premiere at 26th Sarajevo Film Festival and based on the story of a man willing to buy a mauser to protect his sheep from the wolves and his relationship with his son and brothers; director of the film, Fatih Ozcan, lead actors Serhat Kilic and Ozan Celik answered the audience questions. Indicating that the story is based on the land where he was born and raised, Ozcan mentioned that at the beginning, he gave plenty of consideration on whether he can work with wolves, however having learned about the opportunities, he took the first step. And the lead actors, Serhat Kilic and Ozan Celik mentioned that the most challenging part in the production process was the difficult natural conditions and despite the hardships, they made the best film they could.

October 28, Wednesday at the Festival

Sixth day of 8th Bosphorus Film Festival will have the screenings of the films within National Feature Film Competition, International Feature Film Competition, National Short Documentary and Galas sections. In Beyoglu movie theatre, Ordinary Justice will be screened at 13.00, The Island Within at 15.30, Wildland at 18.00 and There Is No Evil at 21.00.

And at Kadikoy movie theatre, cinephiles will be watching at 13.00 and 15.30 Aşık Feymani / Minstrel Feymani, Baraka / Shack, Bisikletçi / Cyclist, Bu da mı Gol Değil? / Offside Again?, Donuk Bakışlar / Glassy Stares, Seval, Sürgünde Bir Yıl / A Year in Exile and Yaylacı / Transhumant, all National Short Documentary Competition films. At 18.00, Gelincik / Weasel and at 21.00 Flaşbellek / Flashdrive will be screened with the participation of the film crews.

Screening info and trailers are accessible at the festival’s social media accounts and detailed information are accessible at the festival catalogue present at www.bogazicifilmfestivali.com.

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Physical screenings to take place in Beyoglu and Kadikoy movie theatres, 8th Bosphorus Film Festival will provide an enriched programme with 60 films from 30 countries. Festival tickets are identified as 10 TL for daytime (13.00 and 15.30) and 15 TL for evening (18.00 and 21.00) screenings. And the tickets for the competition short film screenings will be available for 5 TL!

Festival tickets are available at mobilet.com.

Additionally, festival followers can access detailed info and festival catalogue at www.bogazicifilmfestivali.com and screening details are accessible at the festival’s social media accounts.