"The rise of the Turkish film empire
By Vanessa Hilary Larson
“Once upon a time, we had one of the biggest film industries in the world,” said Mevlut Akkaya, reminiscing on the heyday of Turkish film in the 1960s and 70s. Now, Turkish film is rising again, thanks to an explosion of new talent over the last decade among Turkish filmmakers living both in and outside of Turkey. The 7th Annual New York Turkish Film Festival, of which Akkaya is the director, brings some of that vibrant, young talent to American audiences. Held at Anthology Film Archives, the festival will present 26 films, a dozen of them features and the rest documentaries and shorts—most of them not previously shown in the U.S."
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