Istanbul Film Festival 2018

View other Istanbul Film Festival Films by strand: Antidepressant, Architectural Utopias - Cinematic Dystopias, Bergman: 100 Years, Best Of The Fests, Challenging The Years, Cinemania, Documentary Time With NTV, Hidden Gems, Human Rights In Cinema Competition, International Competition, Mined Zone, Musicians, National Competition, National Documentary Competition, National Short Film Competition, No More Flowers, Special Screenings, Turkish Classics Revisited, Vodafone Red Galas, Where Are You My Love?, Young Masters

My Short Words My Short Words
My Short Words and Minus One
Four Cornered Triangle (Dört Köşeli Üçgen) (Country: Turkey; Year: 2018; Director: Mehmet Güreli; Writer: Görkem Yeltan; Stars: Mustafa Dinç, Mustafa Dinç)
Does a square have three corners or it has three corners just because one sees three corners while standing by its corner?
Incubation (Kuluçka) (Country: Turkey; Year: 2017; Director: Mehmet Selçuk Bilge; Writer: Mehmet Selçuk Bilge; Stars: Nur Ertem, Dilara Tekin, Stefani Terziyan, Sercan Can, Yunus Caglar, Betigül Ceylan, Sermin Elgün, Nicolas Jakubiak, Doguhan Kasap, Karolin Sari, Zeynep Sariozkan, Nihan Tarhan, Gokhan Tercanli, Ozge Yenigun, Nesrin Yilmaz)
After she moves in with her grandmother, a mysterious passage will change recently orphaned Ruya’s life.
Lodging (Locman) (Country: Turkey; Year: 2018; Director: Sukru Alacam; Writer: Sukru Alacam, Ölce Mine; Stars: Alican Yücesoy, Yeliz Kuvanci, Sedef Akalin, Nisa Sofiya Aksongur, Coskun Cetinalp, Cem Cücenoglu, Kamil Gençtürk, Lale Gençtürk, Ilber Uygar Kaboglu, Efe Umurhan, Ecehan Çetinkaya, Volkan Çetinkaya, Nergis Çorakçi, Alican Yücesoy, Yeliz Kuvanci)
Drama about a railroad worker in the Eighties.
Minus One (Eksi Bir) (Country: Turkey; Year: 2017; Director: Orhan Oğuz; Writer: Orhan Oğuz, Eyüphan Erkul; Stars: Nilüfer Açıkalın, Metin Belgin, Ercan Kesal, Serkan Ercan)
Police officers face a life-changing night when they pick up a semi-paralysed, mentally unstable man.
My Short Words (Country: Turkey; Year: 2017; Director: Bekir Bülbül; Writer: Bekir Bülbül; Stars: Ebubekir Sait, Idare Mevlut, Idare Ahmet, Enes Yaman)
Three kids decide to go on a bike ride to swim in a lake... but the journey won't be as easy as they think.
The Shoelace (Bağcık) (Country: Turkey; Year: 2018; Director: Görkem Yeltan; Writer: Asuman Kafaoğlu Büke, Yalçın Akyıldız, Görkem Yeltan; Stars: Kaan Çakır, Pınar Tuncegil, Okan Yalabık)
When two sisters are sent to live with their uncle after the death of their parents, before moving to Canada, they find themselves forming a bond that makes them reluctant to leave.
The Smell Of Money (Paranın Kokusu) (Country: Turkey; Year: 2018; Director: Ahmet Boyacıoğlu; Writer: Ahmet Boyacıoğlu; Stars: Murat Kılıç, Şevval Sam, Emrah Kolukısa, Rıza Sönmez)
Ankara-set comedy about a cab driver, a teahouse owner and an out-of-work journalist.
Taksim Hold 'Em (Country: Turkey; Year: 2017; Director: Michael Onder; Writer: Michael Onder; Stars: Nezih Cihan Aksoy, Irmak Ecem Aydemir, Kenan Ece, Berk Hakman, Süleyman Karaahmet, Pelin Keskin, Ege Kökenli, Damla Sönmez, Tansu Tasanlar, Emre Yetim, Nezih Cihan Aksoy, Irmak Ecem Aydemir, Kenan Ece, Berk Hakman, Süleyman Karaahmet)
After a man refuses to join government protests so he can play poker, the game is threatened by squabbles over the demo.
Watchman (Country: Turkey; Year: 2017; Director: Durmus Akbulut; Writer: Durmus Akbulut; Stars: Turan Özdemir, Turan Özdemir)
A night watchman at a town cemetery becomes increasingly paranoid.
News

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

More news and features

Playing Now

Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:

Edinburgh International Film Festival
The oldest continuously running film festival in the world

Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Festival celebrating campaigning films

Sheffield DocFest
The UK's most well-regarded documentary film festival

Cannes Film Festival
The world's most famous film festival

Tribeca Film Festival
New Yorks indie film fest

In the Archive


Archive of festival coverage.

Daily diary and reviews from 2005-2018.

Coverage of the lynchpin German festival.