Turkish Films Garner Great Interest From Kids


The 2nd "Turkish Film Week" event has been held in Cinedom and FilmForum in Cologne, Germany.

The 2nd "Turkish Film Week," curated by Yunus Emre Institute with support from the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism General Directorate of Cinema, was launched for moviegoers in Cologne between June 19 and 23, 2019.

During the screenings, hosted by Yunus Emre Institute's Cologne Branch, at Cologne's prestigious movie theater Cinedom and at FilmForum of Ludwig Museum, prominent works of Turkish film-making sector were presented to the taste of moviegoers.

The event was kicked off with Onur Tan's family movie "Bal Kaymak" (Honey and Butter), and on its second day, "Bütün Saadetler Mümkündür" (All Happiness Is Possible), directed by Selman Kılıçaslan, was screened. The third day of the event was allocated to the kids as "Rafadan Tayfa - Delhiz Macerası" (Rafadan Tayfa: Gallery Adventure) and "Kuklalı Köşk" (Mansion with Puppets) were aired. İsmail Fidan, the director and producer of "Rafadan Tayfa" and Kadir Çöpdemir, an actor from "Kuklalı Köşk," and Mustafa H. Öztürk, the producer of the same film, joined the kids during the screenings. They chatted with the kids following the screenings, drawing attention to the fact that the animation films make positive influence on the language development of Turkish kids living abroad. The participating children were given fabric bags featuring characters from "Rafadan Tayfa" as souvenirs. On the fourth day of the event, "Müslüm," a biographic drama scripted Hakan Günday and Gürhan Özçiftçi, was screened, followed by Germany premiere of "Türk İşi Dondurma" (Turkish Ice Cream), directed by Can Ulkay. The event was closed with the screening of ""Ahlat Ağacı" (The Wild Pear Tree), directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan and scripted by his wife Ebru Ceylan and Akın Aksu.