Istanbul is unique. It is the only city in the world where two continents meet. Enjoy old and new in the cultural capital of Turkey with Istanbul expert Marc Guillet

Critically acclaimed films @ Filmekimi

Posted on 20 August 2013

A selection of the year’s most critically acclaimed films that had their world premieres in Cannes and Berlin are once again headed to istanbul cinemas for this year’s Filmekimi autumn film showcase. Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s “Le Passé” (The Past), which premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where it brought the best actress… Read more »

Stories of Civil Resistance in Pera Museum

Posted on 19 August 2013

Pera Film opens its 2013 fall season with a striking program – A Farewell to Arms: Stories of Civil Resistance. The program’s title is inspired from one of the greatest American novels to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway published in 1929. Just as the novel explored the beautiful… Read more »

Save historic Emek Movie Theater

Posted on 9 December 2011

Turkish film critics are calling on all cinephiles in Istanbul and all across Turkey to raise their voices against the planned demolition of the historic Emek Sineması, the Emek Movie Theater in Beyoğlu, which has been serving as a cinema since the 1920s and which was one of the key movie theaters that used to… Read more »

Short film festival in Istanbul

Posted on 23 November 2011

 The Istanbul International Short Film Festival, a celebration of 156 short films from all over the world, is set to kick off tonight at 8 p.m. at the French Cultural Center in Taksim. Now celebrating its 23rd edition, the festival, which runs through Nov. 30 at a number of central venues, including the Dutch Chapel,… Read more »

Documentary Film Festival for Kids too

Posted on 27 September 2011

The International 1001 Documentary Film Festival is back in town again. Lots of documentary filmmakers from all over the world will share their films, impressions, dreams and messages in a unique setting: on two continents, Europe and Asia. The theme of this year’s festival is “Confined Spaces/ Confined Souls”. Since its inception, the Festival has… Read more »