Sunday, April 06, 2008
27th International İstanbul Film Festival takes Start
The eagerly awaited 27th International İstanbul Film Festival has started with the opening gala held at the Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Centre on the evening of April, 4th.
Acknowledgement plaques were given to the Festival Sponsor, AKBANK; the theme sponsors, TEKNOSA, BAŞAK GROUPAMA, COLINS, DIGITURK, SABAH NEWSPAPER, NTV and EFES PILSEN.
27th International İstanbul Film Festival also welcomed Claudia Cardinale, a dazzling icon of Italian cinema, forever embedded in our memories with both her beauty and talent. Cardinale received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Festival. Luchino Visconti's 1963 masterpiece starring Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster and Alain Delon will also be screened at the İstanbul Film Festival with the presence of the actress.
The opening ceremony of the 27th International Istanbul Film Festival took start with the opening speech of Şakir Eczacıbaşı, the Chairman of the Board of the Istanbul Foundation foe Culture and Arts, the organising institution of the festival.
After the opening ceremony, the 27th International Istanbul Film Festival started with the screening of the Lebanese film "Sukkar Banat / Caramel" in the presence of the director and lead actress of the film, Nadine Labaki.