Tag Archives: Turkish

Halit Refig – Teyzem AKA My Aunt (1987)

(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 »

Bora Tekay – Fasulye AKA Beans (2000)

Quote:
The duty of taking the tax return forms of the villagers to the big city is assigned to a naive young guy. The villagers trust him, and hand their tax return forms to him. Taking the forms along with the lunchbox full of beans his mother cooked for him, he’s underway. But he meets some weird people on the way, who also run into some other weird people, and things start to follow an unexpected path for everyone involved, bringing hillarious moments along. Read More »

Caner Alper & Mehmet Binay – Çekmeceler AKA Drawers (2015)

Synopsys:
Deniz ends up in hospital and has to face the ghosts of past. She manages to discover herself and the hidden secrets in her family drawers. Read More »

Ragip Turk – Bir kelebegin intihar denemeleri AKA A suicide attempts of a butterfly (2011)

Bir kelebegin intihar denemeleri (2011)
Synopsis
A man seeking the meaning of his existence within himself is lost between dream and reality.

Quote
My first short film is ‘A butterfly’s suicide attempts’; You watch along with the reflections of my complex soul, the repetitions of my consciousness trying to make sense of life, and the surreal narrative of a union stuck in a strange dual relationship.
Ragip Türk (Director) Read More »

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 »