After a successful 2014 run, Turkish Film Festivals USA returns to Miami from October 13th thru 15th. All screenings will take place at the Colony Theater located in 1040 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. As it is customary, all screenings are free and open to the public.
This year, the festival is bringing to Miami the best of what Turkish cinema has to offer. Opening the festival will be The Miracle, a masterpiece by world-renowned director Mahsun Kirmizigul. Turkey’s most popular film in 2015 is based on the real life of a teacher (Mahir), who changes the life of a solitary village in the east side of the country and still lives there. To celebrate this Miami Debut, the festival will be welcoming Director Mahsun Kirmizigul and producer Murat Tokat.
On Wednesday, Coming Soon, tells the story of Zafer, a low grade criminal that decides to change his life of crime and become a filmmaker; followed by The Husband Factor, a film that depicts the funny adventures on Efsun, a young woman who still believes in love.
Closing the festival will be Sivas, which takes us through the journey an eleven-year-old boy (Aslan) and a weathered fighting dog (Sivas) that develop a strong relationship after Aslan finds Sivas wounded in a ditch. Circumstances will usher Aslan to an unexpected crash-course into adulthood, leaving his childhood behind, Directed by Kaan Mujdeci, Sivas has won awards around the world including the “Special Jury Prize” at the Venice Film Festival. This film features staged dog fighting scenes, however no animals were harmed in the making of this film. Joining us will be director Kaan Mujdeci and child actor Dogan Izci.
“The mission of the Turkish Film Festival is to showcase Turkish cinema and culture to the world, we want to make them accessible to everyone. We are very happy to be back in both San Francisco and Miami, we look forward to a successful run.” Explained Pamir Demirtas – Founder of Pinema Films and Executive Director of the Turkish Film Festivals USA.
The Turkish Film Festival is made possible with the support of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Pinema and Turkish Film Festivals USA.
For more information on screening times and how to obtain your FREE tickets to attend this amazing cultural experience, visit: http://turkishfilmfestivals-usa.com/.