RUPERT EVERETT presented ZENNE DANCER
British actor RUPERT EVERETT presented ZENNE DANCER on 26 February 2012, in Istanbul at the !f International Film Festival.
February 26, 2012
CNN International about ZENNE DANCER
Istanbul, Turkey (CNN) - In colloquial Turkish, the word zenne means male belly dancer. It is also the title of a new film that explores sexual identity while also highlighting a deadly case of homophobia in modern-day Turkey. "The starting point was a dear friend of ours who was murdered in 2008 for being gay by his own father," said Mehmet Binay, producer and co-director of "Zenne," which opens in theaters across Turkey on Friday.
January 13, 2012
First dance performance in ZENNE DANCER
The first dance performance in ZENNE DANCER, a groundbreaking indie film about sex, honour, and militarism in modern Turkey.
December 12, 2011
ZENNE DANCER opened the first queer film festival in Ankara
The critically acclaimed drama that collected five Golden Orange awards at the 48. International Antalya Film Festival opened the first Turkish queer film festival in the Turkish capital on November 17, 2011.
November 19, 2011
ZENNE DANCER featured in ´The Economist´
Gays in the army may remain taboo (in Turkey), but a bold new film, Zenne Dancer, has sharpened the debate. It was inspired by Ahmet Yildiz, a gay Kurd allegedly killed by his father in 2008 for besmirching the family honour. The film picked up five awards at the recent Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkeys equivalent of the Oscars. At a packed screening, the jury gasped and many sobbed as Can, a cross-dressing male dancer, and Ahmet, who shares the lead role, staggered out of an army hospital after being examined and getting an exemption slip.
November 17, 2011