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The 37th edition of the festival runs from April 6 to 17. The festival hosts 198 feature films, as well as 12 short films, in 18 different categories, and in addition to the screening of a total of 210 films by 218 directors from 43 countries, there will be Q&As and festival talks with guest filmmakers, concerts, and other special events. Golden Tulips are presented to the winners in the International and National Competition sections.
View Films by Strand:
- Architectural Utopias - Cinematic Dystopias
- Bergman: 100 Years
- Best Of The Fests
- Challenging The Years
- Documentary Time With NTV
- Hidden Gems
- Human Rights In Cinema Competition
- International Competition
- Mined Zone
- National Competition
- National Documentary Competition
- National Short Film Competition
- No More Flowers
- Out Of Competition
- Special Screenings
- Turkish Classics Revisited
- Vodafone Red Galas
- Where Are You My Love?
- Young Masters
Istanbul Latest Reviews
An ambitious woman treads a dangerous path as she attempts to crash the corporate boys’ club.
A man and a woman from two disparate worlds meet at nights just to have sex. However, when they get caught, the extra-marital relationship between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man causes tensions in the socio-politically divided Jerusalem.
The sugar baby of a mob boss flirts with a stranger on the Turkish Riviera.
Drawn from a never before seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.
The most famous soprano in the world, a true diva, recounts her life 40 years after her death.
In the dying days of the Second World War, a young German soldier steals a captain's uniform. Impersonating an officer he gathers a group of deserters and proceeds to kill and plunder his way through a beaten Nazi Germany.
Jacek enjoys his existence as a cool misfit in his Polish backwater. After a terrible accident on the site where the world’s largest statue of Jesus is being constructed, he is celebrated as a national hero and martyr.
An alcoholic cop investigates the disappearance of a teenager who is the same age as his son.
When Chiquita is sent to prison for debt, her introverted girlfriend Chela is left to her own devices. Chela offers rich women a taxi service in her old car. As she explores the outside world she also starts to focus on her own desires.
When a screenwriter is sentenced to community service, he finds his work with juvenile offenders offers him an unexpected outlet.
Istanbul Film Festival Features
Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle
Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988
The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable
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