NEU and Yeşilada Lions Club exhibition of Cyprus film posters and film screening


By Ahmet Abdulaziz…..

As part of the events to commemorate the national struggle in Cyprus,  the Department of Radio, TV and Cinema of Near East University and Yeşilada Lions Club organised, an “Exhibition on Cyprus in Film Posters” at the Güzelyurt Atatürk Culture Centre. A documentary entitled “Pacta sunt servanda, Hope Road Erenköy (Ahde Vefa, Umut Yolu Erenköy)” was also screened.

According to the press release of the Near East University students from Güzelyurt Şehit Turgut Middle School, and Güzelyurt Kurtuluş Secondary School attended the event. Additionally, Güzelyurt Yeşilada Lions Club authorities, Head of Paphos Turkish Union and teachers attended the event.

It was pointed out that more than thirty film posters were displayed at the exhibition and in addition to the Yeşilçam cinema posters on Cyprus National Struggle films, posters of Hollywood films shot in Cyprus and other various posters of Turkish films which were recorded in Cyprus were all exhibited in the exhibition. It was added that the oldest film poster was from 1959; a film entitled  “Kızıl Bela – EOKA”  which starred and was produced by a leading Turkish film star, Sezer Sezin.

Moreover, film posters of foreign made films during the years 1950 -1960 (British Colonial period) shot in Cyprus are also being displayed at the exhibition. In fact, films of doyen Turkish directors Metin Erksan, Feyzi Tuna and Ömer Lütfi Akad also recorded a film in Cyprus.

In order to be aware of the films of Cyprus as an unknown Cyprus theme or as a venue, the exhibition of posters of films made between the years 1959-2014 was prepared with the contributions of Turkish Cinema Researches (TSA), which carried out studies within the Foundation of Science and Arts (BISAV) and was presented to the vision of art-lovers.