As this year is the 600th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Turkey and Poland, Turkey’s International Bosphorus #cinema Association will organize a “#turkish cinema week” in three Polish cities in October.
Diplomatic relations between the Ottoman Empire, the predecessor of modern Turkey, and the Kingdom of Poland began in 1414 during the reign of Sultan Celebi Mehmet.
According to International Bosphorus Cinema Association’s statement, the “cinema week” will take place on 4-10 October in three major Polish cities – Warsaw, Krakow and Lodz.
The week of Turkish films will begin with a special screening of the Turkish drama film “Kelebegin ruyasi” (The Butterfly’s Dream), written by Yilmaz Erdogan, in Poland’s capital Warsaw in Kinoteka Cinema Hall.
Some other films to be shown during the festival include Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s “Kis Uykusu” (Winter Sleep), “Asfalt Cicekleri” (Asphalt Flowers) written by Kamil Koc, Yesim Ustaoglu’s “Araf” (Purgatory) and Turkish drama film “Zerre” (Particle) written and directed by Erdem Tepegoz.
Not only full-length Turkish films will be screened during the Turkish Cinema Week in Poland. Participants will also be able to view short-length films produced by Turks as well as participate in discussion panels.