09 March 2007

International Istanbul Film Festival, March 31

The 26th International Istanbul Film Festival will be held between March 31st and April 15th. The festival will open its gates with famous Turkish director Ferzan Ozpetek's latest movie "Saturno Contro". This year, 235 films will be shown and 15 films will run for the "Golden Tulip" award under the theme "Arts and Cinema". The famous director of such independent hits - Johnny Suede, Living in Oblivion and The Real Blonde - Tom DiCillo will compete for the "Golden Tulip" with his latest film "Delirious". Among the films competing for the "Golden Tulip" Award in 2007 are George Hickenlooper's "Factory Girl" starring Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce and Hayden Christensen and Joachim Trier's "Reprise".

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