TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL 2014 – interview with Nalan Cebeci

by GREG KING The 4th Turkish Film Festival kicks off in Melbourne at ACMI cinemas from December 18. This year the festival is celebrating 100 years of Turkish cinema as well. There are six feature films screening, including a restored print of the classic The Bride, and lots of special guests who will be participating in Q&As. REVIEWS. WINTER SLEEP. The latest film from Nuri Bilge Ceylan is the bleak Winter Sleep, which seems sure to similarly divide audiences. It comes with the cachet of having won the prestigious Palme D’Or at Cannes this year, but it Continue reading


This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘My Old Lady’, ‘The Drop,’ ‘Let’s Be Cops,’ ‘The Mule,’  and ‘Winter Sleep′ . This episode also contains an interviews with John Oritz, Jake Johnson, Nina Dobrev and Rebecca McLean (who tells us everything we need to know a great new film initiative for indigenous Australian which can be found at www.yarnin.net). To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here. Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan Stars: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sozer, Demet Akbag, Nejat Ilser.   Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan has almost singlehandedly revitalised the Turkish film industry. His international reputation was cemented by the acclaim lavished on his films at the Cannes Film Festival over the years. However his rigorously constructed dramas are decidedly art house in nature and of limited appeal to mainstream audiences. His previous film was the soporific police procedural Once Upon A Time In Anatolia; his latest film is Continue reading