Master of masters, Stanley Kubrick’s entire filmography will be on the silver screen once again for those who haven’t seen, have missed or wish to view again at the 38th Istanbul Film Festival.

The 38th Istanbul Film Festival to be held between April 5-16 by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) dedicates a special section to commemorate legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick on the 20th anniversary of his death.

One of the special sections of the 38th Istanbul Film Festival, Factory of Masterpieces: Kubrick invites Kubrick fans and younger generations who haven’t watched the films of this unequalled director who has influenced world cinema and contemporary filmmakers profoundly, to the movie theatre. Remastered copies of the 13 feature films directed by Stanley Kubrick presents the director’s filmography in its entirety.

The following films will be screened within the Factory of Masterpieces: Kubrick section:

  • Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
  • Full Metal Jacket (1987)
  • The Shining (1980)
  • Barry Lyndon (1975)
  • A Clockwork Orange(1971)
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb(1964)
  • Lolita (1962)
  • Spartacus (1960)
  • Paths of Glory(1957)
  • The Killing (1956)
  • Killer's Kiss (1955)
  • Fear and Desire (1953)

Stanley Kubrick

One of the most talented and extraordinary directors of all time, Stanley Kubrick was born in New York in 1928. He started amateur photography at the age of 13 and began working for Look Magazine at 17. Following three documentaries, Kubrick shot his first fiction film Fear and Desire in 1953. After this movie, he produced 12 feature-length fiction films in various genres ranging from heist to horror, war to period drama, black comedy to science fiction, most of which are considered to be masterpieces and most of which were controversial. Blaming the stardom system and interference of Hollywood studios, Kubrick moved to England where he produced all his movies after 1962. He died from a fatal heart attack in 1999 shortly after completing the editing for Eyes Wide Shut.

As the source of inspiration of many contemporary filmmakers, Stanley Kubrick has made his mark in cinema history as a master director and genius. He is well known for his meticulousness, sternness on set, perfectionism, uncompromising creative command, the importance he placed on technological developments and his originality, all of which has resulted in spectacular movies.