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Turkey to be country of honor at international film festival in France 12 juin 2009

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Anadolu Agency

12.06.2009, Paris

Turkey will be the country of honor at an international film festival in France, local authorities said on Friday.

Turkey will join this year’s Paris International Film Festival as the country of honor, local authorities told a press conference in the French capital.

Paris will host the international festival for the seventh time this year, between July 2 and 14.

Forty Turkish films will be screened in this year’s festival, including films by Reha Erdem, Yesim Ustaoglu, Semih Kaplanoglu and Pelin Esmer.

There will be a special section for Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan in the festival. Ceylan received the best director award with his film « Uc Maymun » (Three Monkeys) in last year’s Cannes Film Festival.

The « Turkey Season » activities will begin in France at the beginning of July.

Supported by the the City of Paris and chaired by Charlotte Rampling, the 7th edition of the Paris Cinema International Film Festival will feature events taking place in 15 different venues throughout the capital (both in and out of movie theatres), the Paris Cinema IFF features an ambitious and eclectic line-up, in the presence of numerous guests.

There will be international selection; guests of honor; country of honor; special events like screening under the stars, special nights, films accompanied by live music and programs for young audiences; and Paris Project (for professionals only) sections in the festival.

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