October 31, 2020


A special development for its 10th year

In its 10th year, Filmekimi goes beyond Istanbul’s city limits and takes the best and most current examples of cinema to five more cities in Turkey. The special selection comprised of films in the Filmekimi and Istanbul Film Festival programme will be shown in Izmir on 13-16 October, in Bursa and Konya on 20-23 October and in Trabzon and Diyarbakir on 27-30 October.

This year’s prominent films include the Dardenne Brothers’ ‘The Kid with a Bike’ which shared the Cannes Grand Jury Award with Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s ‘Once Upon A Time in Anatolia`, the latest film by Lars von Trier `Melancholia`, the latest film by Jaffar Panahi ‘This Is Not a Film’ and ‘This Must Be the Plac` directed by Paolo Sorrentino and starring Sean Penn.

The festival will also showcase the latest works of prominent directors



Art Lover

An art lover also loves good food

– For breakfast Laduree (21 rue Bonaparte), Eggs Co (11 rue Bernard Palissy) and Gerard Mulot (76 rue de Seine). Accompanied with whipped cream and apricot marmalade. You must have French toast (a sweet version of Turkish eggy bread).

– For lunch, you could act like a Parisian, splash out and watch a rare steak served with string beans arrive at your table or you could drool over the mussels at the neighboring table and say, `I wish I’d ordered that,’ at Les Editeurs (4 Carrefour de I`Odeon).

Visit St. Germain, the heart of Paris’ alternative art scene

We recommend Laduree for breakfast, Les Editeurs for lunch and La Palette for dinner opening out to the world from Paris. For a dynamic time.

Now that you are in Paris, you must have French food for dinner. Friday, Relais de I’Entrecote (15 rue Marbeuf); Saturday, Le Petit St-Benoit (4 rue Saint-Benoit), Sunday, La Palette (290

Dubrovnik and Austria

It’s not just Dubrovnik that’s worth a look. The surrounding area also has a great deal to offer.

The new Radisson Blu Hotel Sun Gardens makes a great base camp for anyone wishing to explore the resort of Dubrovnik ten kilometres away -and connected to the hotel by a shuttle boat – the beautiful southern stretch of the Dalmatian coast which surrounds it, and the offshore islands, which are always worth a look. If quiet, undiscovered destinations are your thing, the region has an embarrassment of riches. Dubrovnik itself is not known as `Little Venic` for nothing; like its celebrated Italian counterpart across the Adriatic, the Croatian port is impressive and rich in histoiy, with ancient palaces, narrow alleyways and beautiful views over the sea. Any visit should also include a trip to the Elaphiti Islands, where the island of Lopud in particular is a must-see. And whenyou return from your day