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282 Ratings

The Turkish Bath


Directed by Ferzan Ozpetek
Italy, Turkey, 1997
Drama, LGBT+


Inheriting a steam bath from an aunt he’d never met, Francesco travels to Istanbul and confronts the possibility of a new life in director Ferzan Ozpetek’s stunning feature debut.

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The Turkish Bath Directed by Ferzan Ozpetek

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1997 | Directors' Fortnight

!f Istanbul International Independent Film Festival

1998 | Winner: Best Turkish Director of the Year

Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival

1997 | 3 wins including: Best Film


Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1998 | Winner: Best Producer

1998 | Nominee: Best Score

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