The dedicated Turkish cinema section, this year will be showing Nuri Bilge Ceylan's classic "Uzak/Distant", his breakthrough into the world's top Art Cinemaechelons, awarded the Grand Jury Special Prize in Cannes, alongside "Yurt/Home", directed a few years later by Muzaffer Ozdemir, Ceylan's lead actor in “Uzak”. Neither film has been distributed in Israel. "Brothers" by Omur Atay is a new Turkish film, recently presented at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, Atay himself will attend the event and introduce the film, accompanied by two of his actors, Caner Shahin and Gozde Mutluer and producer Funda Odemis. Also attending are Basak Emre and Ahmet Boyacoglu, the heads of the Ankara Cinema Association and the Festival on Wheels, who helped put together this section. Several young Turkish directors will present their own short films, a smorgasbord of unique, individual views of Turkish everyday life. The section includes a live performance by celebrated Turkish Psychedelic Music Band Baba Zula.


Seventeen-year-old Yusuf returns to his family after four years in jail, uneasily reuniting with his mother, his despotic uncle, and above all, with his older brother Ramazan. The act that put him in prison remains unspecified for a significant part of the film more info


The third feature film of leading Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, was his first international success, winning countless awards at festivals around the world, including the Grand Jury Prize and the Best Acting Award at the Cannes Film Festival. A minimalist, intimate and tremendously controlled picture more info


This is the directorial debut of Muzaffer Ozdemir, the Cannes award-winning lead actor of Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Distant/Uzak (2002). In many respects a personal film, it’s the story of an architect, Dogan, pessimistic and neurotic, who falls ill while camping out of town in the company of his friends more info

Screening attended by the director
BaBa ZuLa

The unrivalled masters of 21st century Turkish psychedelic music, BaBa ZuLa go to great lengths to provide their followers with a unique experience both on their live shows and their recordings. By mixing oriental instruments such as the electric saz, darbuka,  and spoons with electronics and modern sounds more info