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Italian films at the 35th Istanbul International Film Festival

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- Four feature films and three documentaries have been chosen for the prestigious Turkish festival, including Blood of my Blood by Bellocchio and Banat by Adriano Valerio

Italian films at the 35th Istanbul International Film Festival
Blood of My Blood by Marco Bellocchio

The 35th edition of the Istanbul International Film Festival, which will be held from 7 to 17 April led by its newly-appointed director Kerem Ayan, will feature a rich Italian presence, although not all the films are being screened in the international competition. The programme features seven Italian films, including four feature films and three documentaries. 

Blood of my Blood [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Marco Bellocchio
film profile
]
by Marco Bellocchio has been chosen for the Challenging the Years section, which is dedicated to recognised master filmmakers. Banat (The Journey) [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Adriano Valerio is instead being screened in the Young Masters section, which includes films awarded by critics and audiences, whilst Mediterranea [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Jonas Carpignano
film profile
]
by Jonas Carpignano is one of the films on human rights being shown in competition. Se Dio vuole [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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, a comedy by Edoardo Falcone, is appearing in the section meaningfully entitled Antidepressant.

The Italian documentaries that have been chosen for the prestigious Turkish festival, which awards the Golden Tulips, are Dreams of the Salt Lake [+see also:
trailer
interview: Andrea Segre
film profile
]
by Andrea Segre, in Documentary Time with Ntv, Fire at Sea [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Gianfranco Rosi
film profile
]
by Gianfranco Rosi, which won the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, in the From the World of Festivals section, and Louisiana. The Other Side [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Roberto Minervini
film profile
]
by Roberto Minervini, which has featured in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes and many other international festivals.

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