Watch the Oscar race earlier at Bosphorus Film Festival!

Beautiful Boy” and “The Old Man & The Gun”, two popular titles among the lobbies as prominent Oscar nominees will be screened for the first time in Turkey at 6th Bosphorus Film Festival.

Watch the Oscar race earlier at Bosphorus Film Festival!

Beautiful Boy” and “The Old Man & The Gun”, two popular titles among the lobbies as prominent Oscar nominees will be screened for the first time in Turkey at 6th Bosphorus Film Festival. In addition, Czechia, South Africa, Egypt, Ukraine, Romania and Lebanon’s nomination candidates to Best Foreign Language Film will meet the cinephiles at the festival, to run during October 26 and November 3 this year.


To kick off on October 26, with the contributions of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of Cinema, Turkish Airlines and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Department of Culture and with the support provided by TRT as the Institutional Partner, Türkmedya as the Institutional Communication Partner, Anadolu Agency as the Global Communication Partner, TV+ as the Communication Sponsor, 6th Bosphorus Film Festival brings the latest and most successful productions of the world cinema to the Istanbulite cinephiles this year as well. Films that shine out with acting performances, which also are popular titles among the lobbies as prominent Oscar nominees draw attention this year.


Oscar Carpet in front of Carell and Chalamet

The first of these is “Beautiful Boy”, that realized its world premiere at Toronto Film Festival; a popular film among the Oscar lobbies especially in terms of the actors’ performance. Produced by Brad Pitt, and directed by Felix Van Groeningen; the director of films such as “The Broken Circle Breakdown” (2012), “The Misfortunates” (2009) and “Belgica (2016), the film tells the true story of a father who confronts his drug-addicted son. Adapted from the book “Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction”, “Beautiful Boy” awaits those who are eager to witness the Oscar-worthy acting performances of Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet, who earned great success last year with “Call Me By Your Name” (2017).


Redford has a high success

Another title which is popular among the Oscar lobbies as a prominent nominee at the Actor in a Leading Role category is “The Old Man & The Gun”. The Opening Film of the festival, “The Old Man & The Gun” - inspired by the true story of Forrest Tucker, who after successfully escaping imprisonment for numerous times, performs his last bank robbery at the age of 70 - releases the star shine of Redford once more at the silver screen. Together with Christian Bale, Redford is considered by the critics as the most powerful nominee of the Actor in a Leading Role category and Sissy Spacek also has a high chance for the Actress in a Supporting Role category.


6 candidates for the Best Foreign Language Film

In addition, 6 films will be screened at the festival, which are candidates for nomination at the Best Foreign Language Film category. One of the holders of this year’s Honorary Awards of the festival, Sergei Loznitsa’s “Donbass” that won this year’s Best Director Prize from Un Certain Regard section of Cannes, will be in the race representing Ukraine; and “Capernaum” by Nadine Labaki, the Lebanese actress who also proved her directing skills with her films such as “Caramel” (2007) and “Where Do We Go Now?” (2011); a documentary that exposes the contemporary slavery on the streets of Beirut, that divided the audience at Cannes, where it premiered, will represent Lebanon.


The Competitors of the Festival

Egyptian A.B. Shawky’s debut feature “Yomeddine” that vied for Palme d’or at Cannes Film Festival this year and “I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians” the latest film of Radu Jude; one of the distinguished directors of Romanian cinema, that was also selected as the Best Film at Karlovy Vary, will represent their countries.


Also, two films that will be judged by 6th Bosphorus Film Festival’s International Feature Film Competition jury; namely “Winter Flies”, Olmo Omerzu’s coming of age & road movie that won the Best Director Award at Karlovy Vary is the Oscar candidate of Czechia, and Jahmil X.T. Qubeka’s film “Sew the Winter to My Skin” (2018), the true story told with a Western epic style, of an ill-famed outlaw who have reached to a status of public hero, that was screened at London and Toronto film festivals, will be the candidate of South Africa.


Tickets on sale at mobilet!

Organized by International Bosphorus Cinema Association and Istanbul Media Academy, 6th Bosphorus International Film Festival will run this year from October 26 to November 3, 2018 in Istanbul and the screenings will take place in Atlas, Beyoğlu and Kadıkoy movie theatres. The tickets for all short film screenings will be available for 5 TL, and for feature films, regular tickets for 12.00 and 16.00 screenings will be available for 10 TL and for 19.00 and 21.30 screenings, 15 TL. Student tickets will be available for 5 TL for all the feature screenings. Starting from October 16, the festival tickets will be on sale at


6th International Bosphorus Film Festival

October 26 and November 3, 2018


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