Tag Archives: Turkish

Deniz Gamze Ergüven – Mustang (2015)

When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged. Read More »

Çagan Irmak – Babam ve Oglum AKA My Father and My Son (2005)

The family of a left-wing journalist is torn apart after the military coup of Turkey in 1980. Read More »

Zeynep Dadak – Ah Gözel Istanbul AKA Invisible to the Eye (2020)

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A cinematic travelogue in contemporary Istanbul, based on Eremya Komurciyan’s ‘History of Istanbul in the 17th Century.’ Read More »

Ömür Atay, Selim Demirdelen, Kudret Sabanci, Yücel Yolcu, Ümit Ünal – Anlat Istanbul AKA Istanbul Tales (2005)

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Istanbul Tales is a film which tells five interconnected stories set in modern-day Istanbul based on the fairy tales Snow White, Cinderella, Pied Piper, Sleeping Beauty and Little Red Riding Hood. The film, which went on nationwide general release on 11 March 2005, won several awards including Best Film at the 24th International Istanbul Film Festival. Read More »

Yesim Ustaoglu – Günese yolculuk aka Journey to the Sun (1999)

Mehmet, a young Turkish man newly migrated from the village Tire, takes a job searching for water leaks below the surface of the streets of Istanbul. Due to a strange set of events, he is mistaken for a Kurd, imprisoned, and brutally beaten. Upon his release a week later, he becomes an outcast marked as a Kurd, losing his apartment, his job, and eventually his girl friend, Arzu. When a Kurdish friend, Berzan is killed in a street protest triggered by a hunger strike, Mehmet takes a trek to return the body to Berzan’s home village near the Iraqi border, and learns why so many Kurds are refugees. Read More »

Yesim Ustaoglu – Bulutlari Beklerken AKA Waiting for the Clouds (2003)

Ayse/Eleni who is a member of a Greek family in Turkey is forced to immigrate from Trabzon to Mersin in her early ages. However, the events that happen cause her to face her own past. Read More »

Selim Gunes – Kar Beyaz AKA White As Snow (2010)

The movie takes the audience on a journey through time by throwing light on the vicious cycle of an era, taking place at the beginning of the seventies. The director gives life to the story on screen by telling the story of a child, Hasan, who in the dilemma of poverty and deprivation of a small village is bound to life by the love to his mother. It shows, Hasan struggling to earn money by selling ‘ayran’ and how people around him sort out their problems with their own lives. (IMDb) Read More »