Skip to main content

First feature program at Istanbul Modern


Istanbul Modern Cinema will present My First Feature, a program focusing on the debut features filmed by current directors at the start of their careers, between April 20 and 23.

The selection features four films by the unusual director of French cinema Claire Simon, who has been working across different genres ranging from documentary to fiction for 20 years and has always tried to capture the essence of reality.

The program includes Simon’s first feature-length documentary, “The Patients,” in which she follows her father’s best friend, Dr. Bouvier, a few months before his retirement and shows the compassion with which this experienced doctor approaches his patients. Also featured in the program are her films “God’s Offices” and “Gare du Nord.” 

Another film to be screened in My First Feature will be “Private Madness” by Belgian director Joachim Lafosse, which was nominated for the Golden Leopard at the Locarno film festival in 2004. A conversation with Simon is also included in the program.

On April 20, Simon will be present after the screening of “God’s Offices” for a conversation on her cinema at 5:15 p.m. 

On April 23, the producer of “Private Madness,” Eric Van Zuylen, will be present after the screening of the film for a conversation on Joachim Lafosse’s cinema at 5:45 p.m.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

International Schools in Turkey

You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Turkey with fee information. It includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools and you will find the right school to prepare for International Baccalaureate, and other diploma in Turkey. Some schools will follow the American or British curriculums with English speaking programs while others are regulated under the French, Italian or German education system.

Education in Turkey
Education in Turkey consists of a network of primary and secondary schools financed and operated by the state. Schooling is free and compulsory for 12 years, commonly referred to as "4+4+4". This means 4 years primary education (lst level), 4 years primary education (2nd level) and 4 years secondary education. Students are generally taught in Turkish. Children begin their primary education in the first month of September following their sixth birthday. A primary education diploma is awarded at …

Turkey’s Ibn Haldun, Malaysia’s International Al Bukhary universities partner up

rkey's Ibn Haldun University and Malaysia's Al Bukhary International University have partnered up with a collaboration protocol as the two states look to further their cooperation as Muslim-majority countries. As part of the partnership, a collaborative education program will begin with the start of the new academic semester in September. In the first day of partnership, an event was organized in Alor Setar, Malaysia, where the Al Bukhary University is located. Various educational units of the university were introduced to the audience during this event. A ceremony in honor of the students who passed the English training class was also held. The International Al Bukhary University's campus is in the capital of Malaysia's Kedah state, Alor Setar. The foundation-run university is known for its strong infrastructure and support for successful international students who mainly come from Africa, Asia and other countries in the region. Turkey's Ibn Haldun University is based i…

27 Delicious Turkish Foods Everyone Must Try part one

27 Delicious Turkish Foods Everyone Must Try part one part one 1-9 1.Menemen

This traditional Turkish breakfast item is scrambled eggs cooked in sautéed vegetables and served hot with bread. Dip it, spread it, or spoon it up.
2.Köfte


A Turkish staple, köfte is balls or patties of ground beef or lamb, and can be served stewed, in sandwiches, over salads, or plain with yogurt.


3.Mantı
Mantı might remind you of ravioli at first sight, but the traditional Turkish dish is completely unique in taste and texture. Small beef or lamb dumplings are boiled or fried and served with yogurt or butter, and often accompanied with a range of spices.
4.Kuzu Tandır

The meat for this popular lamb dish is traditionally hung and slow roasted whole, and it often served with rice or potatoes, and yogurt.