Bernardo Bertolucci, Bertrand Tavernier and Roger Corman are amongst the film-makers receiving tributes at the 20th edition of the International Istanbul Film Festival. (April 14-29)
Other directors being feted at the region's leading film event include Takashi Miike, the Japanese film-maker who made an international impression with the ultra-violent Audition. Spain's Ventura Pons, Austria's Michael Haneke and the US' Errol Morris also get spotlights, while German-Turkish director Fatih Akin will screen Im July and Kurz Und Schmerlos. Julien Temple's The Filth And The Fury and John Waters' Cecil B Demented get airings in the so-called Arts and the Movies section, with adaptations such as Loves Labours Lost and The Luzhin Defense screening in their own side-bar.
Further sections include a 15-title side-bar for new directors, a strand dedicated to human rights films, and a round-up of titles from other festivals such as Amores Perros and Hotel Splendide. Marcello Mastroianni is the subject of a retrospective, with Italy the country in focus. Local film-making is represented by a separate section dedicated to Turkish films and a three-title tribute to veteran director Osman Fahyr Seden.
The House Of Mirth Terence Davies (UK)
Everybody Famous! Dominique Deruddere (Belgium)
Fading Light Vassilis Douros (Greece)
Smell Of Camphor, Fragrance Of Jasmine Bahman Farmanara (Iran)
Vengo Tony Gatlif (Spain)
101 Reykjavik Baltasar Kormakur (Iceland)
Wojaczek Lech Majewski (Poland)
The Captain's Daughter Aleksandr Proshkin (Russia)
No Place To Go Oskar Roehler (Germany)
The Suicide Club Rachel Samuels (US)
Abschied Jan Schuette (Germany)
South Side Story Roberta Torre (Italy)