5th Annual Turkish Film Festival in MiamiOctober 13 – 15, Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

After a successful 2014 run, Turkish Film Festivals USA returns to Miami from October 13th thru 15th, at the Colony Theater in Miami Beach. This year, the festival is bringing to Miami the best of what Turkish cinema has to offer. To celebrate this Miami Premiere, the festival will be welcoming Director Mahsun Kirmizigul, actor Talat Bulut, and producer Murat Tokat.

Opening the festival will be The Miracle, a masterpiece by world-renowned director Mahsun Kirmizigul. Turkey’s most popular film in 2015 is based on the real life of a teacher (Mahir), who changes the life of a solitary village in the east side of the country and still lives there.

On Wednesday, Coming Soon, tells the story of Zafer, a low grade criminal that decides to change his life of crime and become a filmmaker; followed by The Husband Factor, a film that depicts the funny adventures on Efsun, a young woman who still believes in love.

Closing the festival will be Sivas, which takes us through the journey an eleven-year-old boy (Aslan) and a weathered fighting dog (Sivas) that develop a strong relationship after Aslan finds Sivas wounded in a ditch. Circumstances will usher Aslan to an unexpected crash-course into adulthood, leaving his childhood behind, Directed by Kaan Mujdeci, Sivas has won awards around the world including the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. This film features staged dog fighting scenes, however no animals were harmed in the making of this film. Joining will be director Kaan Mujdeci.

The mission of the Turkish Film Festival is to showcase Turkish cinema and culture to the world, we want to make them accessible to everyone. The Turkish Film Festival is made possible with the support of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Pinema and Turkish Film Festivals USA. All screenings are free and open to the public. @tff_usa

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