Bringing together cinemagoers in Istanbul with the latest examples of Turkish and world cinema, one of the honorary guests this year is Oscar winner Bosnian director Danis Tanovic.
Getting ready to bring together cinemagoers with the significant Turkish and international productions with its film screenings, the festival will open with Danis Tanovic’s film Not So Friendly Neighborhood Affair which had its world premiere at the 27th Sarajevo Film Festival, and with the director who will also be receiving the honorary award at the opening of the festival. The Oscar winning Bosnian director Danis Tanovic will meet with cinemagoers on Sunday 24th October for a masterclass event. The highly acclaimed director will meet with cinemagoers at the Atlas 1948 Cinema at 2 p.m. and talk about the knowledge and experience he gained with his films from 2001 until today.
Danis Tanović is a director born in 1969, who has made numerous films during his career span. His film No Man’s Land won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 74th Academy Awards and the Golden Globe. After making Hell, Cirkus Colombia, Eyes of War and Tigers, Danis Tanovic’s film An Episode in The Life of an Ironpicker premiered at the 63rd Berlin Film Festival winning the Special Jury Prize and the Best Actor award. He won the Special Jury Prize and FIPRESCI award at the 66th Berlin Film Festival with Death in Sarajevo, and in 2014 he won the Heart of Sarajevo Honorary Award at the 20th Sarajevo Film Festival. The Bosnian director’s latest film Not So Friendly Neighborhood Affair premiered at the opening of the 27th Sarajevo Film Festival.
With the contributions of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism Cinema General Directorate, official partnership of TRT and support of Global Communications Partner Anadolu Agency, organized by the Bosphorus Culture and Arts Foundation, the 9th Bosphorus Film Festival will be hosting significant names in the sector alongside internationally acclaimed professionals. Details and inquires on films, events and screenings could be reached on www.bogazicifilmfestivali.com and on social media accounts.
Tickets Are On Sale!
Screenings of the 7-day Bosphorus Film Festival will be held at Atlas 1948 and Kadıköy Cinemas. Festival tickets for 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. screenings are 10 TL, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. screenings are 15 TL. Short film screenings are 5 TL! Tickets could be purchased as of today on mobilet.com or at the box office at Atlas 1948 and Kadıköy cinemas.
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