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  • Atif Yilmaz – Aaahh Belinda (1986)

    1981-1990Atif YilmazComedyDramaTurkey

    Serap, a young actress with a strong, lively personality and a special dislike for middle-class family life, takes part in a TV-commercial for a recently marketed shampoo, “Belinda”. She plays the role of a typical housewife called Naciye.Read More »

  • Halit Refig – Teyzem AKA My Aunt (1987)

    1981-1990DramaHalit RefigTurkey

    (warning: you may not want to read this review before watching film.)
    If I am not mistaken, the scenario of this film is based upon an award winning story from Cumhuriyet,a prestigious paper in Turkey.Teyzem( My maternal aunt) is a very sentimental and successfully- managed story of relation between a young aunt in Istanbul and her nephew coming to the city to visit her and his grandparents.The aunt and her nephew, Baris,manage to construct a sound and secret friendship and alliance amongst each others during summer holiday and arrange visits to the former’s boyfriend who is a handsome guitarist in a local band. Noone in the family is aware of these secret visits.In the film, the audience is given opportunity to observe daily life of an Istanbul family making his way through a very moderate economic resources.For grandparents, nothing could be more important than their daughter’s eventual marriage with a decent man.Read More »

  • Atif Yilmaz – Dul bir kadin AKA A Divorced Woman (1985)

    1981-1990Atif YilmazDramaTurkey

    Among those who made interesting women’s films in the 1980s, and in the centre of the controversy about a feminist cinema, was Atıf Yılmaz. “A Divorced Woman” is one of those films about a woman who in the past had no other role but being a pretty ornament and sex object. She discovers her new sexuality with another woman. And adaptation of Necati Cumalı´s story by the same name (note: his play “bir sabah gülerek uyan”), about a woman who frees herself from male-dominated conventions.Read More »

  • Atif Yilmaz – Adi Vasfiye AKA Her Name is Vasfiye (1985)

    1981-1990Atif YilmazDramaTurkey

    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 »

  • Serdar Akar – Dar alanda kisa paslasmalar AKA Offside (2000)

    1991-2000ArthouseDramaSerdar AkarTurkey

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    Suat, who still lives with his mother, father and sister, works at his father’s store in his spare time after practicing as goalkeeper for Esnaf Spor, an amateur football team. Approaching his 30s, Suat is in love with Nurten, the neighborhood beauty, but she has never responded to any of the many secret letters he has sent to her. The whole neighborhood’s greatest wish is for Esnaf Spor to win the amateur football league championship, which would also give them a shot at becoming a professional club. The opportunity to go professional gets the small-time powers that be into action. Serkan, a player who was hurriedly transferred to Esnaf Spor has his first sexual experience with Aynur, a prostitute of living in a house outside the town. Serkan’s transfer affects the girls of the neighborhood more than the team… (movies.yahoo.com)Read More »

  • Atif Yilmaz – Asiye Nasil Kurtulur (1986)

    1981-1990Atif YilmazDramaTurkey

    Vasıf Öngören’in tiyaro metninden uyarlanan ”Asiye nasıl Kurtulur?” yönetmen Atıf Yılmaz’ın biçimsel denemelerinden biri ve dolayısıyla Türk sinemasında pek de rastlanmayan bir anlatım farklılılğına sahip.Aslında özünde bir kadının seksist ve feodal bir düzende varolma mücadelesini anlatan bir müzikal yapımda Yılmaz,kısıtlı bir mekanda kuruyor filmin bütün dünyasını.Bu yönüyle de zor bir deneyimin üstesinden gelmeyi başarıyor.hep aynı kişiler sürekli rol değiştiriyorlar ve bir nevi bulvar tiyatrosuna dönüştürüyorlar filmi.Bu özel dekorlar ve danslı müzkli sahneler frapan renklerle süslenmiş.Read More »

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