An Award Will Be Given in Memory of Langlois from Izmir at the Mediterranean Cinemas Meeting

Izmirli Langlois Will Be Awarded at the Mediterranean Cinemas Meeting
An Award Will Be Given in Memory of Langlois from Izmir at the Mediterranean Cinemas Meeting

The award ceremony of the “İzmir International Mediterranean Cinemas Meeting”, organized for the second time this year by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, will be held this evening at the Ahmed Adnan Saygun Art Center. The MEDCINE IZMIR Langlois award, named in honor of Henri Langlois from Izmir, the founder of the French Cinematheque, will be given to Tunisian writer and director Férid Boughedir.

The award ceremony of the “İzmir International Mediterranean Cinemas Meeting”, organized for the second time this year by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, will be held this evening at 20.00:XNUMX at the Ahmed Adnan Saygun Art Center. The MEDCINE IZMIR Langlois award, named in honor of Henri Langlois from Izmir, the founder of the French Cinematheque, will be given to Tunisian writer and director Férid Boughedir, whose films "Child of the Roofs" and "Zizou and the Arab Spring" were screened at the festival. The award will be presented by Erden Kıral's actor Vildan Atasever in the movie “Night”, a special section dedicated to his memory this year. The ceremony will end with the concert of the “Salut de Smyrna” group consisting of songs from different languages ​​of the Mediterranean.

Izmir International Mediterranean Cinemas Meeting, which started on November 7, will end with film screenings on November 12. On Saturday, the Maltese film “Blood on the Crown”, “France” screened at the last Cannes Festival, starring Javier Bardem and nominated for Best European Comedy at this year's European Film Awards, won the Goya Awards and the Iberoamerican Cinema Platinum Awards. "The Best Boss", the Spanish film that won the Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor awards in . Palestine's Oscar nominee for the Best International Feature Film "Mediterranean Fire", Sweden's Oscar nominee "Child From Heaven" by Egyptian director Tariq Saleh. The films are at the French Cultural Center and Izmir Chamber of Architects.

34 feature films were screened

Films from Spain, France, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece from the north of the Mediterranean, Malta, Lebanon, Palestine, Israel, Syria, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco from the south of the Mediterranean participated in the festival program, with 30 feature films from 34 countries together with the co-producing countries. feature film was taken. There were 2023 films nominated by their countries for the Best International Film category at the 6 Oscars: Italy's nostalgia "Nostalgia", Greece's nominee "Magnetic Fields", Lebanon's nominee "Memory Box", Palestine's nominee " Mediterranean Fire”, Tunisia's nominee "Under the Fig Trees" and Sweden's Oscar nominee "Child From Heaven" by Egyptian director Tarik Saleh.

The poster of the festival, organized by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality in cooperation with İZELMAN, the Intercultural Art Association, the Izmir Chamber of Architects and the French Cultural Center, where all activities are free and directed by Vecdi Sayar, bears the signature of Gürbüz Doğan Ekşioğlu. Within the scope of the festival, a two-day roundtable meeting took place at the İZDOĞA center, bringing together the guest directors and producers from our country with the representatives of directors, producers and directors' professional organizations whose films were screened at the festival. At the meeting, cooperation opportunities in the fields of co-production and distribution among Mediterranean cinemas were evaluated, and concrete suggestions were put forward.

Günceleme: 11/11/2022 15:47

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