30. Uluslararası Film Festivali 2-17 Nisan 2011 Close
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Garnering more than 40 awards throughout his stage and film career, Sir Ian McKellen is a culture icon not only in the UK but also in the world. On stage, his memorable performances as Richard III, Napoleon and Hamlet are alongside the roles he took on in Shakespeare plays, modern theatre, fantasy or science fiction, as well as two iconic figures: Magneto in the X-Men franchise, and Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings series. The British Council Film Ambassador and an LGBTI activist, Ian McKellen will be meeting up at a festival talk with academic and film critic Melis Behlil, in collaboration with British Council.

Due to the limited capacity of this activity, unfortunately we cannot take any more reservations. Thank you for your interest.

This talk will be aired live on the Festival’s instagram account.

Inspired by music-filled films, the Istanbul Film Festival brings you songs from films sung by unexpectedly familiar figures of film and music. Musiclovers will cross paths with filmlovers on 8 April at Salon.

Aylin Aslım, Yasemin Mori, Çiğdem Erken, Özge Fışkın, Funda Eryiğit, Selen Uçer, Korhan Futacı, Onur Özaydın, Selen Öztürk, İlker Savaşkurt and Damla will interpret songs from films.

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They have a versatility that encompasses genres such as psychological thrillers, dark comedy and period dramas both in their TV shows and films. They have also directed over 50 commercials. They currently are developing projects for Turkey-Middle East territories as well as for the United States. Heading this year’s jury for the Golden Tulip National Competition of the Istanbul Film Festival, Durul Taylan and Yağmur Taylan have accomplished on TV from Sır Dosyası / Secret Files to Muhteşem Yüzyıl / Magnificent Century, reportedly with an international audience of 200 million; and in cinema, from Okul / The School to Vavien–Best Turkish Film-winner at Istanbul Film Festival. The Taylan brothers will discuss their career in this festival talk, addressing film and TV, directing, genres and further projects.

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His films, which have garnered numerous awards, are both documentary and autobiographical; filled with music, painting and his own personal life, they constantly explore the borders between the cinema and contemporary art, theatrical screening and installation, and radio creation. His 9 films– ahead of their time and retrospective in content–are screened at this year’s festival programme in a special section. At this festival talk realised in collaboration with FOL, Dieutre will tell us about his artistic approach, and films adorned with sadness, journeys, observations of Europe, and solitude.

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Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, staged at Wyndham’s Theatre, London. One summer’s evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men. Also starring Owen Teale and Damien Molony, don’t miss this glorious revival of Pinter’s comic classic. Ian McKellen will be receiving this year’s Cinema Honorary Award of the Festival. The recordings of famous theatre plays, shot from the perspective of the best seats in the halls they are staged in are meeting with theatre lovers at the Salon screen. Sold-out productions from the most prestigious theatres of London and Broadway come to Istanbul exclusively for the Salon audience.

No Man's Land is at Salon İKSV with 6 screenings.
3-10-11-17-24-25 April,19.30
Tickets: Seated (unnumbered) 50 TL, Student 40 TL