Tag Archives: Turkish

Ali Ilhan – Sinyora Enrica ile Italyan Olmak AKA Signora Enrica (2010)

The story of an exchange student from Turkey and his struggle to fit in Italy. (~IMDb)
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Signora Enrica (Turkish: Sinyora Enrica ile İtalyan Olmak) is a 2010 Italo-Turkish comedy-drama film, written and directed by Ali İlhan, starring Claudia Cardinale as an elderly Italian woman who takes in a young Turkish exchange student. Read More »

Ömer Kavur – Gece yolculugu AKA Night Journey (1987)

Gece yolculugu is a 1987 Turkish film directed by Ömer Kavur. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival.

NIGHT JOURNEY
In this enigmatic work, a director settles in a ghost town to rewrite his script, and the audience enters into the mystical realm of his past and imagination. Kavur’s film is a seamless collage of thought, memory, and landscape reminiscent of Giorgio de Chirico’s psychic terrains. By the film’s ambiguous end we can not help wondering how much Night Journey is about Kavur himself and, like Fellini in 8 1/2 before him, how much he is embracing it all. Read More »

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 »