Istanbul is one of my favorite weekend away destination, they are hosting their 30th International Film Festival from the 2nd of April 2011 and I think they have a soft spot for Italy this year, as a number of solid Italian films are shown (allthough sadly not in competition), they slam their doors shut on the 17th of April 2011.
I am sending a lot of love to Istanbul (Turkey) for many reasons; one their love for Italian Films , two for Mezzaluna being that scrumptious Italian restaurant, you just would not want to miss. (Abdi ipekci cad No:38/1 Nisantasi) and three they sun if often shining.
IKSV are starting their Gala Evening with a super partly Italian financed film ”The Concert” directed by Radu Mihaileanu, book you seat and don your best designer gear for this evening, please do your bit for ” La bella figura”.
During the Festival you will be able to see the following Italian films; for tickets and times check out their IKSV website you will not be sorry….
Italian films shown this year are:
Vincere directed by Marco Bellocchio
I,Don Giovanni – Io ,Don Giovanni directed by Carlos Saura OK 50 % Spanish 50% Italian.
Passion, Passione Directed by John Turturro, always be ready for a singsong.
Our Life , Nostra Vita Director by Daniele Luchett
Gorbaciof Directed by Stefano Incert
Big Deal in Madona Street, I soliti ignoti Directed by Mario Monicell Is being honored.
8 ½ Directed by Federico Felli
The Cry, Il grido Directed by Michelangelo Antonion
I think you will agree that it is quite in impressive list and you are all now warming to the thought of a trip to Istanbul.