When things are bad for Istanbul, they are often worse for Beyoğlu. That has been the case at different points in the city's history, and certainly for the past decade, where the district has slowly but surely lost its glory. Modern institutions in Beyoğlu have been dropping like flies one after the other.
Amid rising homophobia and social inequality in Turkey, the latest film from director Ümit Ünal is a timely reflection on how love unites people and society rips them apart.
Since the end of the 90s, many Istanbul district municipalities have been holding free movie showings in open-air theaters in the summer. Could open-air movie theaters come back amid the COVID-19 pandemic?
The internationally-renowned Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan has received 2 million TL to help finance his latest film from a fund launched by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture to support Turkey's filmmakers. Ceylan received the highest amount of any director selected.