Madison Turkish Film Festival

The 6th Annual Madison Turkish Film Festival will take place this weekend. The movies that will be screened are “10 to 11“, “Soul Kitchen“, “Bornova Bornova“, and “Wrong Rosary“. All movies will be at Fredric March Play Circle and Memorial Union at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The movies will be free and open to the public.

10 to 1110 to 11 features a collector living in an apartment building in Istanbul. When the residents of the building agree to demolish it and build a new one, he teams up with the concierge to convince them not to do so. The collector and the concierge eventually change each other’s fate unknowingly. The movie is directed by Pelin Esmer. It will be shown on Saturday, November 13th, at 1pm.

Soul KitchenSoul Kitchen by Turkish-German director Fatih Akın is a comedy where a restaurant owner hires a new chef to spice up the dishes. The restaurant owner then goes after the love of his life only to discover things have gone unexpectedly when they were apart. The cast includes Fatih Akın’s old favorites Birol Ünel (Gegen die Wand – Head On) and Moritz Bleibtreu (Im Juli – In July). The movie will be screened on Saturday, November 13th, at 4pm.

Bornova BornovaBornova Bornova takes place in Bornova where the director İnan Temelkuran lives. It shows lives of ordinary people living in the same neighborhood with occasional twists. The movie was awarded the Best Picture Award at the 46th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival. The movie will be screened on Sunday, November 14th, at 1pm.

Wrong RosaryWrong Rosary by Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun is about a müezzin who falls in love with a Catholic neighbor. The movie was awarded the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. It will be screened on Sunday, November 14th, at 4pm.

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