A selection of films by Hungarian directors will get a weeklong showcase next month in two theaters in Istanbul as part of an international program by the Turkish Foundation of Cinema and Audiovisual Culture (TÜRSAK).
As part of the program, which will run from Sept. 10-16, the Beyoğlu Theater in Taksim and the Kartal Sanat Theater on the city’s Asian side will screen eight feature films and six documentaries by both master and new-generation Hungarian filmmakers who have made their mark on Hungarian cinema in the 2000s. While the Beyoğlu Theater will host both features and documentaries, the Kartal theater will only be screening documentaries.
Features to be offered in the program are: Diana Groo’s “Vespa,” Krisztina Goda’s “Chameleon,” Ferenc Török’s “Eastern Sugar,” Csaba Bollok’s “Iska’s Journey,” Peter Gardos’s “Prank,” Attila Gigor’s “The Investigator,” Bela Paczolay’s “Adventurers” and Csaba Bereczki’s “Song of Lives.”
The program, held with support from the İstanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Agency, is part of an international project called “İstanbul/Pecs/Essen-Ruhr Cinema Meetings-2010” by TÜRSAK. The project is aimed at creating a platform where the cinematic values of 2010’s three European Capitals of Culture can be shared and at raising the level of international collaboration in this field among the three countries. The project got under way with a Turkish Film Week in Hungary’s Pecs in May. Another Turkish Film Week is slated for October in Essen and a German Film Week will be held in İstanbul in November. For the full program, visit www.sinemasalbulusma.org.