The movies of Nuri Bilge Ceylan were discussed in the last session of the Turkish Cinema Summer School, which has been held for the first time this year in Istanbul from July 30th to the 12th of August.

The two-week Turkish Cinema Summer School which covered a wide array of topics related to Turkish cinema, from its history to its present-day, at İstanbul Şehir University’s Dragos Campus, saw its last session close with a discussion on the films of award-winning director Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Ceylan’s cinematography techniques and his contribution to cinema was deliberated in detail at the session. The participants watched and analyzed his 2002 movie Uzak (Distant), which won him the Grand Prize of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003.

The Turkish Cinema Summer School was organized for the first time in the summer of 2018 within the scope of the Turkish Summer School’s programmes, and saw the participation of 23 young filmmakers from 20 different countries around the world. This programme is carried out by Yunus Emre Institute in cooperation with İstanbul Şehir University and the contribution of the General Directorate of Cinema and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, in order to introduce Turkish cinema to foreign cinema communities and to contribute to positive relations in the future.