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Sara Şensoy

Having recently finished a music video with Director Abteen Bagheri and cinematographer Isaac Bauman, Sara Şensoy is in Poland for the cinematography film festival, Camerimage. She answers our questions with the excitement that surrounds her, and tells us about her upcoming projects, and the way forward through costume design....

Star Wars

Star Wars: When the announcement was made about The Force Awakens being produced under the hegemony of Disney, people certainly had questions about it. “Who will direct the film?”, “How will Disney handle this legendary movie?”, “What will George Lucas’ role be?” Of course no one had any ideas about the scenario. ...

Charlie Siem

Most parents rightfully complain about our generation’s lack of interest when it comes to classical music: for lyrics, we prefer foul language over poetry, and we’d rather bounce up and down to hip-hop than be mesmerized by the beauty of a concerto....

Cevdet Erek

Creating an atmosphere with sound We wouldn’t be wrong if we say that one of the most striking films of this year is Frenzy. The film inspires the audience in every sense. Cevdet Erek, the artist who made the sound design of this film is the one who transformed this chaotic atmosphere for the crowd. ...

Du Zhenjun

He has created prolific images with his Babel Empire series; a haunting reference to an empire dominated by “the network,” an unlimited future without borders and passports....

Suela J. Cennet

A good curator is as much of a gem as a good art piece. Although this city is surely expanding its versatility in the art field, we still have a lot to learn when it comes to taste. And with that, comes a good curator who creates it. ...

Esme Madra

Leading actress from one of this year’s successful Turkish films, ‘Until I Lose My Breath’, Esme Madra won the Special Jury Prize with the director Emine Emel Balcı in the 16th Jeonju Film Festival, one of Asia’s most important festivals....

Greta Bellamacina

Greta is calling from London, cooped up in a café, ready to re-define the notion of what poetry is to her, the collaborative approach between her and Robert Montgomery. She is defiant in bringing poetry and words to the British masses, whether with her upcoming verses for “Stockholm Syndrome” or with her quest to save British libraries....

Javier Panera

As Pera Museum celebrates its 10th birthday this month, it also welcomes a great exhibition. This is not a Love Song: Video Art and Pop Music Crossovers which emphasizes the important moments where video art and pop music crossed roads from the 60s onwards....

Metin Akdülger

Metin Akdülger, with whom we were with during the shooting of About a Boy, also brought along a lot of sentences that start with “fortunately”. Metin, avoiding categorizing himself with roles and missions, and never putting himself in a routine, is someone who connects to life with stories that he narrates....