Taste of Anatolia Film Festival Starts

The Turkish film festival, Taste of Anatolia Films from Turkey, has announced the programme for its third edition.

Running from the 2nd to 5th September, the festival boasts a highly diverse selection of movies from Turkey’s established and emerging directors, with Hollywood actor Numan Acar, and Netflix favourites Birkan Sokullu and Alican Yücesoy are among those starring.

The festival will be the UK premiere for many of the films featuring in this year’s programme. Movie highlights include Love, Spells and All That (Aşk, Büyü, vs.), Chronology (Kronoloji), La Belle Indifference (Küçük Şeyler), In the Shadows (Gölgeler İçinde), which are just part of a selection of 38 short and full-length feature films straddling both fiction and documentaries.

Organised by British Turkish film charity Balık Arts, this year, due to the pandemic, Taste of Anatolia – Films from Turkey (TOA) will run entirely online. All film screenings are free to watch on BalıkArtsTV.com for registered viewers in the United Kingdom, with many films also available to international audiences.

“Thanks to streaming during this long lockdown, our consumption of Turkish films in Britain has grown. The 3rdedition of Taste of Anatolia – Films from Turkey aims to build on this interest with an exciting programme of award-winning independent Turkish movies, many of them making their UK premiere through the festival”, said festival director Yeşim Güzelpınar.