Tag Archives: Turkish

Erden Kiral – Ayna AKA Der Spiegel AKA The Mirror (1984)

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Der Spiegel reflects the sad existence of a village couple, Necmetting and Zelihan, whose lives are regulated by nature and the all-powerful feudal lord. When the lord’s good-looking brother tries to seduce beautiful Zelihan, her husband has no choice but take up arms to restore his lost honor. Read More »

Yilmaz Güney – Piyade Osman (1970)

A young photographer has done his military service in the infantry and lover. And coincidences turn the dirty work of the gang hiding place on the photographer and photographed by her boyfriend prepares beginning of the end. Read More »

L. Rezan Yesilbas – Sessiz – Be Deng (2012)

[SPOILER] A woman tries to give a pair of shoes to her husband, who is in prison. The story takes place in Diyarbakır,Turkey in 1984 after the military coup in 1980. In prison only allowed language to speak is Turkish. The film won “Palme D’or” for short film in Cannes Film Festival 2012. [SPOILER] 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 »

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 »

Yilmaz Atadeniz – Kilink soy ve öldür aka Kilink: Strip And Kill (1967)

Kilink turns one gang against another rival gang in order to get a precious microfilm and a big foreign treasure. This Turkish super villain film is absolutely wonderful. Read More »