• July 16, 2024

Turkish Director’s Film Screening Event in London

 Turkish Director’s Film Screening Event in London

London-based filmmaker Gökçe Pehlivanoğlu, founder of @lunaroomfilm and @lunaroomtv, is organizing a film screening event on June 21, 2024. The event will feature the latest film by Turkish director Barış Hancıoğulları, titled “Yeniden Leyla” (“Leyla Once Again”), at Good Shepherd Studios, E11 3DR.

Event Details

  • Date: Friday, June 21, 2024
  • Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Location: Good Shepherd Studios, E11 3DR
  • Ticket Prices:
    • Standard: £7 (£8 at the door)
    • Concessions: £5 (Unwaged, Over 60s, Under 18)
    • Student: £3

About the Film

“Yeniden Leyla” (“Leyla Once Again”) is a 99-minute film directed by Barış Hancıoğulları, featuring Turkish dialogue with English subtitles. The story follows Umut, a mute but not deaf young man living with his mother, Leyla, in a poor neighborhood in Istanbul. Umut senses something strange is happening with Leyla and discovers she is meeting with a man.

Event Highlights

  • Networking: There will be a small networking event before the film at the lovely cafe @back_to_ours_ , and we will have a Q&A with the director afterwards.
  • Q&A Session: After the film, there will be a Q&A session with director Barış Hancıoğulları, providing an opportunity to learn from his experience and insights into his first feature-length film.

Gökçe Pehlivanoğlu shared her excitement about the event, stating, “In 2021, I had a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with the Beyond Barbican team from the @barbicancentre and organize two film screening events and one small exhibition at the #LeytonstoneLovesFilm festival. After that amazing experience, I was eager to launch a film club in London where I could showcase both feature and short films. I believe I have found the perfect venue for this. Finally, in collaboration with @gsstudiose11, I’m organizing a screening event at Good Shepherd Studios.”

Pehlivanoğlu sees this event as a trial run for future independent film screenings at this venue. He emphasizes the importance of community support to make such events successful and continue showcasing diverse films.


  • 19:00: Doors Open
  • 19:30: Feature film starts
  • 21:15: Post-film Q&A with Barış Hancıoğulları
  • 22:00: Finish

For tickets, visit: Event Tickets

Location: Good Shepherd Studios, E11 3DR