Atif Yilmaz

Atif Yilmaz – Egreti Gelin (2005)

Synopsis
Ali is 18. His feet are firmly off the ground. The very idea of marriage seems like a game. But the bride’s parents are ready and willing. Business ventures will be set up between the families; the arrangement will pay off all round. Ali, meanwhile, is more interested in playing with puppets and dressing up as a rooster for the travelling theatre. His fiancée has only so much patience… So what should his parents do? What was that? Hire a Borrowed Bride? Meaning exactly what? Well just that: borrow a bride, as the title of the film suggests… Read More »

Atif Yilmaz – Gece, Melek ve Bizim Çocuklar aka The Night, Angel and Our Children (1994)

A story set in the back alleys and nightclubs of Beyoğlu among drag queens and prostitutes, pimps and hopeless lovers…

It shows all the dark corners of Beyoglu, Istanbul. Prostitutes, transexuals and their pimps are the protagonists of this movie, which is quite unlikely for a movie made in 1994. More strange thing is that the director creates a perfect atmosphere with real transsexuals, gay bars and night clubs. Read More »

Atif Yilmaz – Dul bir kadin AKA A Divorced Woman (1985)

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Among those who made interesting women’s films in the 1980s, and in the centre of the controversy about a feminist cinema, was Atıf Yılmaz. “A Divorced Woman” is one of those films about a woman who in the past had no other role but being a pretty ornament and sex object. She discovers her new sexuality with another woman. And adaptation of Necati Cumalı´s story by the same name (note: his play “bir sabah gülerek uyan”), about a woman who frees herself from male-dominated conventions. Read More »

Atif Yilmaz – Adi Vasfiye AKA Her Name is Vasfiye (1985)

A young writer anguished because he finds nothing interesting to write about, strolls through the streets of Izmir. He comes across a series of posters of Sevim Suna, a local singer. She intrigues him and he stops to wonder who she is. At that point a man comes up to him and says that her name is “Vasfiye”. The stranger begins to tell her story. As the young writer listens he finds himself transported into different versions of Vasfiye’s life. Read More »

Atif Yilmaz – Selvi boylum, al yazmalim AKA The Girl with the Red Scarf (1978)

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A classic and endlessly watchable love story that never dates Inspired by the novel of acclaimed writer Cengiz Aytmatov, Atif Yilmaz adapts one of history’s greatest love stories to the screen with the greatest finesse. It is said, in fact, that the French poet Aragon described The Girl With The Red Scarf as “the world’s greatest love story”. Read More »

Atif Yilmaz – Hayallerim, askim ve sen (1987)

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From IMDB:
Coskun (Oguz Tunc;), who grew up in an orphanage, has been in love with the very famous film star Derya Altinay (Turkan Soray) all of his life. His only purpose in life is to meet her one day and write a film script for her. He is so much in love with her that he believes that he lives with the two film characters which she performed in her old movies. However these two old characters do not want him to write an original script for Derya Altinay as they will be forgotten when a new character is created. So, they start an emotional war to prevent him from writing his script. Written by Zeki Giritli Read More »

Atif Yilmaz – Kadinin Adi Yok Aka The Woman Has No Name (1988)


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A woman’s fight for her identity and freedom as a woman.
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