The International Bosphorus Film Festival, which will give a start on November 17 is now celebrating its fifth anniversary. Bringing a brand-new selection of national and world cinema to Istanbulite audience, this year’s guest of honor will be a living legend; namely Béla Tarr, the Hungarian master of cinema. Taking place during the dates of November 17 and 26, 2017, the festival will host Tarr with a special retrospective, where he will also provide a special masterclass.
Held by International Bosphorus Cinema Association and Istanbul Media Academy, and with the support of General Directorate of Cinema of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, The International Bosphorus Film Festival is now preparing for its fifth celebration. Bringing a brand-new selection of national and world cinema to Istanbulite audience during the dates of November 17 and 26, 2017, the festival’s guest of honor will be the Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr.
Starting with his debut “Családi tüzfészek / Family Nest” (1979), the recurring themes of nullity, existence and extinction in Béla Tarr’s tens of masterpieces including “Kárhozat / Damnation” (1988), “Sátántangó” (1994) -a seven and half long film with many real-time scenes- “Werckmeister harmóniák / Werckmeister Harmonies” (2000), “A londoni férfi / The Man from London” (2007) and his farewell work to filmmaking “A torinoi lo / The Turin Horse” (2011) mark him a legend of cinema. With his prolonged collaboration with the screenwriter László Krasznahorkai, the composer Mihaly Vig, the admired actors such as Erika Bók, János Derzsi and also the frequent co-direction of his wife, Ágnes Hranitzky, Tarr’s each work has been critically accepted as masterpiece and many contemporary independent artists, including Gus Van Sant and Jim Jarmusch, have been widely influenced not only by his films, but his standpoint as well.
With a retrospective to his works, The International Bosphorus Film Festival is hosting Béla Tarr, who will be with us during the festival, and provide a special masterclass.
Call for applications for Bosphorus Film Lab!
Realized with the institutional partnership of TRT, the 5th International Bosphorus Film Festival is now accepting applications for Bosphorus Film Lab at bogazicifilmfestivali.com. With the aim of contributing to the development of national films and making a financial and moral support to the next generation of emerging filmmakers, Bosphorus Film Lab will create a meeting point for the local film projects with its platforms of co-production, pitching and preparing financial plan.
Tickets are up for sale at mobilet!
Held by International Bosphorus Cinema Association and Istanbul Media Academy, this year the 5th International Bosphorus Film Festival will take place during the dates of November 17-26 and the films will be shown at the movie theatres of Atlas, Beyoğlu and Kadıköy. On November 2, the festival programme will be announced, and the tickets will be ready to purchase at mobilet.com.
The 5th International Bosphorus Film Festival
November 17-26, 2017
Screenings: Atlas (Beyoğlu), Beyoğlu (Beyoğlu), and Kadıköy movie theatres (Kadıköy)
Tickets: 5 liras – On sale at mobilet.com starting from November 2, 2017
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