Lutfi Akad

  • Lütfi Akad – Diyet (1974)

    Lütfi Akad completes with Diyet (Blood Money) his trilogy based on internal migration. Diyet depicts the struggles of a migrant Anatolian family to adapt to and survive in the very different conditions of urban Istanbul. Akad uses the experiences of a provincial family as his medium for drawing attention to a period of disintegrating feudal relationships and burgeoning proletarianism. And this strikes the kind of political chord that is rarely encountered now in Turkish cinema.Read More »

  • Lütfi Akad & Memduh Ün – Üç tekerlekli bisiklet AKA The Tricycle (1962)

    In the absence of his father, a little boy and his mother live by themselves on a poor suburb for years. Boy impatiently waits his father’s return, till the day a wounded outlaw takes refuge in their home.Read More »

  • Lutfi Akad – Kanun namina aka In the Name of the Law (1952)

    Ömer Lütfi Akad, aka Lütfi Ömer Akad, (b. 1916) is a Turkish film director, who directed movies from 1948-1974. In 1949, he debuted as a film director with Vurun Kahpeye (“Kill the Whore”) an adaptation of Halide Edip Adıvar’s book of the same title. He became one of the pioneers of the period in the “Director Generation”. The 1970s trilogy, The Bridge; The Wedding; and The Sacrifice, is considered his masterpiece. Afterwards, he withdrew from movie making instead directing adaptations for TV.Read More »

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