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Out from Turkey: Alchemy Festival

Experimental work from Turkish filmmakers

By Julie W | May 6, 2019


Sunday  5 May, Towermill Cinema, Hawick, Scottish Borders. A selection of shorts demonstrating a range of formal strategies presently at play in the experimental work of Turkish filmmakers.  Specially curated on behalf of Cornucopia by Julie Witford, the screening was both well attended and well received. Eyup Ozkan’s Multiple Projection:...
Posted in Film

Pomegranates bitten and seen

Jamie Leptien on the Pera Museum’s homage to Parajanov

By Jamie Leptien | February 9, 2019


Sergei Parajanov’s Repentance (Variations on themes by Pinturicchio and Raphael), 1989 (courtesy of the Pera Museum) Occupying the fourth and fifth floors of Istanbul’s Pera Museum until March 17, Parajanov with Sarkis is an...
Posted in Exhibitions, Film, Where the Art is

Araf

Didem Pekün's haunting film elegy

By Julie Witford | May 7, 2018


Two art film directors from Turkey were represented at this year’s Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival in the Scottish Borders: Didem Pekün, with Araf (UK premiere), and Nazlı Dinçel, with Shape of a Surface. Araf follows the diary of a ghostly character, Nayia, who returns to Bosnia for the 22nd...
Posted in Film

!f Istanbul: The Arts Diary Preview

By Cornucopia TR | February 20, 2011

This review must begin by examining the joke of a title that is !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival. What makes this festival independent?  Is it that it is run by AFM Cinemas, Turkey’s largest cinema chain which generally ignores anything resembling independent film? Or perhaps we can thank its primary...
Posted in Film

Jafar Panahi retrospective at Istanbul Modern

By Cornucopia TR | February 1, 2011

On 3 and 10 February, Istanbul Modern Cinema will be running a series of films by Iranian director Jafar Panahi. A leading member of the Iranian New Wave of filmmakers, Panahi's work is often described as neorealism with a politically engaged Iranian twist. His first film, The White Balloon, won...
Posted in Film

“Architecture on Screen” at the Center for Architecture, New York

By Cornucopia TR | January 21, 2011

For aficionados of Islamic architecture both old and new, this could be interesting. On 28 January, as part of the "Architecture on Screen" selection of highlights from the 28th Montréal International Festival of Films on Art, the Center for Architecture will be showing documentaries concerning the work of two very...
Posted in Film, Islamic Art
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