Turkish cinema will be the center of attention at Spain’s 59th Valladolid International Film Festival later this month.

A selection of 18 Turkish feature films (17 fiction movies and one documentary) made between 2004 and 2013 will be screened during the festival.

President of the Ankara Cinema Foundation, Ahmet Boyacioglu, said that a planned ‘Turkish Cinema Dictionary’ would be the first Spanish book about the Turkish film industry.

“The cycle will reveal a new generation of Turkish directors who began their careers in the middle of the past decade, and continue to garner recognition in the world of indie films and arrange a connection between their personal experiences and political/social film,” said festival organizers.

As one of Europe’s oldest film festivals, Valladolid International introduces lesser-known directors to Spanish cinema lovers.

Turkish films to be screened at the festival are:

Yazi Tura (Toss Up) by Ugur Yucel (2004)

Beynelmilel (The International) by Muharrem Gulmez and Sirri Sureyya Onder (2006)

Kader (Destiny) by Zeki Demirkubuz (2006)

Takva (A Man's Fear of God), by Ozer Kizitan (2006)

Tatil Kitabi (Summer Book) by Seyfi Teoman (2008)

Iki Dil Bir Bavul (On The Way To School) by Ozgur Dogan and Orhan Eskikoy (2008) (Documentary)

Sonbahar (Autumn) by Ozcan Alper (2008)

11'e10 Kala (10 to 11) by Pelin Esmer (2009)

Koprudekiler (Men On The Bridge) by Asli Ozge (2009)

Uzak Ihtimal (Wrong Rosary) by Mahmut Fazil Coskun (2009)

Cogunluk (Majority) by Seren Yuce (2010)

Ask Tesadufleri Sever (Love Loves Coincidences) by Omer Faruk Sorak (2011)

Tepenin Ardi (Beyond The Hill) by Emin Alper (2012) 

Sen Aydinlatirsin Geceyi (Thou Gildst The Even) by Onur Unlu (2013)

Meryem by Atalay Tasdiken (2013)

Kelebegin Ruyasi (The Butterfly’s Dream) by Yilmaz Erdogan (2013)

Ben o Degilim (I Am Not Him) by Tayfun Pirselimoglu (2013)

Jin by Reha Erdem (2013)

The Valladolid International Film Festival will run between October 19 and 25.

Anadolu Agency