A different angle on different cultures: The 14th Turkey-Germany Film Festival

The 14th Turkey/Germany Film Festival, which started in Nuremberg on 28 February and runs through 8 March, is hosting cinema artists of German and Turkish origin from around the world.

 Thirty-six films will be shown in the “Germany-Turkey Cinema World” part of the festival, which kicks off with Nuri Bilge Ceylan's film, “Three Monkeys”. A total of 59 films are being presented to viewers together with the competing shorts, documentaries and feature-length films. Among the 36 non-competing films, which offer different angles on different cultures, are Ben Hopkins' “Sunday”, which took the award for best film at the Antalya Film Festival, Christian Petzold's film “Jerichow” about a fatal triangle, and Can Dündar's dramatic documentary, “Mustafa”, about Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey.

Among the competing feature-length films at Nuremberg are Aida Begics' “Snow”, Michael Glawogger's “Das Vaterspiel”, Olav F. Wehling's 'Kronos' and Sinan Akkuş's “Evet, ich will” and “Der Architekt” from Germany, and Özcan Alper's “Autumn” portraying a dissident, Derviş Zaim's “Point” about crime, punishment and salvation, Reha Erdem's “There is Life”, which tells a moving story in a harsh environment, Hüseyin Karabey's documentary “Going”, which tells a love story during the Iraq war, and Atalay Taşdiken's first film, “Mommo”.