Turkey

Zülfü Livaneli – Yer demir gök bakir AKA Iron Earth, Copper Sky (1987)

Plot
Villagers in an Anatolian hamlet dread the arrival of their landlord as there is no money to give him. In desperation they turn to the hated local headman. Tashbash is the only dissenter and when someone recognises him as a saint his life changes. Read More »

Yavuz Sezer – Bekleyis AKA The Waiting (1978)

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Fikret Hakan is imprisoned, he is visited by his wife and son, he is once taken outside to receive medial treatment from a young woman doctor. Read More »

Ziya Öztan – Cumhuriyet AKA The Republic (1998)

IMDB:
The true story of foundation of modern Turkish Republic
28 June 2006 | by ryquelm (United States)

Especially Rutkay Aziz-Mustafa Kemal ATATURK acts his role as perfect as the other movie ‘Kurtulus’ which he also acts as Ataturk too. This is the true story of foundation of Turkish Republic between the years of early 1920’s to 1933. Especially the movie indicates the battle of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk against the radical Islamic groups, providing secularism to the new Turkish Republic and likewise, his incredible modern revolutions that were applied to a Muslim country before major modern European countries. After all of his revolutionary actions Turkiye(Turkey) became a secular and modern country in just 10 years. Particularly, For Turkish people this movie became into a more important situation on these years in terms of regarding and respecting Ataturk and his revolutions. Read More »

Lütfi Akad – Tahir ile Zühre (1952)

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The film narrates the struggle of Tahir and Zühre, two lovers trying to reunite. Zühre is a princess while Tahir is the son of a vizier. Growing up together in the palace, the two are deeply in love with each other. However, Bekir, one of the heirs to the dynasty, opposes their marriage. Bekir spreads rumors about Tahir in order to prevent their marriage. So, Tahir falls out of favor with the Sultan due to the rumors about him. Tahir and Zühre will have to make sacrifices to be together. (Yiğitalp Ertem) Read More »

Suha Arin – Sisler Kovulunca AKA When the Fog is Swept Away (1986)

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When the Fog is Swept Away, The Houses and Craftsmen of Old (Eastern Black Sea Region) is documenting rapidly vanishing old houses and craftsmen for the new generations. Read More »

Dervis Zaim – Cenneti Beklerken aka Waiting for Heaven (2006)

Review by Necla Algan:
A masterpiece from Derviş Zaim, one of the most original directors of Turkish cinema…
There can be little doubt that Waiting for Heaven ranks as one of the most important works of Turkish cinema. Here is a film that stands out for its unique story and visual richness, its original themes and multi-layered, poetic narrative.
The central character of Waiting for Heaven is Eflatun, a miniaturist… Set in the 17th century, the film uses Eflatun’s personal story as a springboard for exploring a multiplicity of themes including the identity of the artist, the relationship between art and reality, the period of history in question and the struggle for power. Read More »

Nesli Çölgeçen – Kardesim benim AKA My Brother (1983)

Şöhretini yitirip, bunalıma düşen eski bir sinema aktörüyle, aşık olduğu bir bar hostesinin öyküsü. Read More »