FNCC hosts Turkish Movie Week
Windhoek – The Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) recently hosted the first Turkish Movie Week, where a classical story from the 1950s and contemporary movies from the 2000s screened for free from November 3-6, 2014.
The Turkish movies, with English sub-titles, presented included a 1958 – ‘Three Friends’, which deals with societal issues, and general subjects like family, love and friendship. For instance, ‘Three Friends’ is a story about three friends who live in an old villa in İstanbul – Murat and Mıstık (both in their 30s) and Artin (60). There is also Gül, a blind woman, who later disrupted the trios’ friendship.
Other movies were – ‘Wrong Rosary’ (2009), ‘My Father and Son’ (2005) and ‘Love Likes Coincidences’ (2011).
The movies were screened in collaboration with the Turkish Embassy in Namibia as part of centenary celebration of Turkish cinema – a highly recognized cinema around the world and an important cultural industry. It is one of the oldest in the cinema industry in the world.
FNCC traditionally screens French, Namibian, African and other international movies. The centre also promotes and has a collection of locally produced films that the public can rent from its library. They also successfully organised the 2013 and this year’s Indonesian Film Week.