Turkish Cinema at Cannes Film Festival

Turkish Cinema at the Cannes Film Festival
Turkish Cinema at the Cannes Film Festival

Turkish Cinema is being promoted at the Turkey stand at the Cannes Film Festival, organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Turkish Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA) and the Boğaziçi Culture and Arts Foundation.

The 74th Cannes Film Festival, in which Semih Kaplanoğlu's second film in the Loyalty trilogy, "Commitment Hasan" competes in the "Un Certain Regard Section" will take place this year between 6 – 17 July.

The Cannes Film Festival, which is considered the most prestigious film festival in the world and whose screenings were canceled last year due to the Kovid-19 outbreak, started with the opening film of Leos Carax's "Annette".

Cannes Film Festival, which canceled the screenings despite having announced its selection last year, was postponed to July this year with the decision to open movie theaters in France.

The 74th Cannes Film Festival, which is socially distanced and in accordance with the global epidemic conditions, will host moviegoers and industry professionals with its competition, non-competition selections and the film market.

“Filming in Turkey” Will Be Presented at Marché du Film

Within the scope of Marché du Film, the newest and under-development projects of Turkish cinema in the genres of feature films, short films and documentaries were introduced at the Turkey stand, which was organized this year in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Turkish Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA) and the Boğaziçi Culture and Arts Foundation. films will be released internationally.

Co-production and project opportunities, which have become very important in the cinema sector due to reasons such as information and technology transfer, access to local funding sources, creation of potential markets and development of promotional activities, will also be discussed at the festival.

Also at the Cannes Film Festival, the "Foreign Film Production Support", which came into force with the new cinema law, allowing foreign film producers to be refunded up to 30 percent of the amount they spent in Turkey for feature films, documentaries and television series, will be presented to international filmmakers.

With the support, it is predicted that Turkey, which has a natural plateau feature, will increase its competitive power in this field and become one of the important film shooting centers.

Semih Kaplanoğlu at the “Un Certain Regard” Selection with Devotion – Hasan

His film "Egg" was included in the "Quinzaine de Realisateurs" selection of the festival in 2007, while he was in L'Atelier, the project development department of the festival, with the film "Milk" in the same year, the second film of the Semih Kaplanoğlu Loyalty trilogy. will be represented at the festival.

This year, 20 films will compete in the “Un Certain Regard” selection, one of the most prestigious sections of the festival.

British director and screenwriter Andrea Arnold assumed the presidency of the jury of the selection; The jury will include director and producer Mounia Meddour, actress Elsa Zylberstein, director, producer and screenwriter Daniel Burman, and director, producer and actor Michael Covino.

Another successful director to represent Turkey will be Tayfun Pirselimoğlu, who will take part in the film development department of Cinefondation L'Atelier with his new project Idea.

24 Films in the Main Competition

American director Spike Lee is the head of the jury for the main competition of the festival, which will be held for the first time between July 6 and 17 during the global epidemic.

This year, in the main competition where 24 films competed for the Palme d'Or, Ashgar Farhadi's “A Hero”, François Ozon's “Tout s'est bien passé”, Wes Anderson's “The French Dispatch”, as well as Sean Penn, Mia Hansen- Directors such as Løve and Paul Verhoeven also arouse excitement with their new films.

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