Tag Archives: Turkish

Özer Kiziltan – Takva AKA Takva: A Man’s Fear of God (2006)

A promotion brings a Muslim’s relationship with God into question. Read More »

Ahmet Ulucay – Karpuz kabugundan gemiler yapmak AKA Boats Out Of Watermelon Rinds (2004)

In his award-winning debut feature film, director Ahmet Ulucay portrays the innocence of childhood and the lure of the cinema for two teens in a small Turkish village. Working for a watermelon seller by day, Remet spends his evenings trying to rebuild a film projector with his friend Mehmet. Both have big dreams to be famous film directors one day. Read More »

Yesim Ustaoglu – Pandora’nin kutusu AKA Pandora’s Box (2008)

When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her. Read More »

Selin Senoken – Yangin Yerinde Orkideler AKA Orchids in Fire (2020)

One day, the painter and photographer, Ali Arif Ersen, is suddenly struck down with locked-in syndrome and finds himself imprisoned in his own body. Despite being bedridden, Ersen discovers ways to embrace life through his passion for art and creating. Read More »

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)

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