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New Wave Turkish Cinema: An Introduction

Turkey, like many other nations around the world, vigorously developed their film
industry between the 1950s and 1970s. Known as the Yeşilçam Period, the era was named after the street in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, where many actors, directors, and film companies were based. 698 more words

Asia Pacific Screen Awards Spots Golden Talent Early

Iranian Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi is arguably the greatest discovery in a journey filled with them at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Years before the heights achieved by “A Separation,” the awards had unearthed Farhadi’s “About Elly” in 2009, rewarding it with the jury grand prize, the screenplay award and nominations for direction, actress (Golshifteh Farahani), and best feature. 356 more words

Awards

Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Uzak, 2002, & Kış Uykusu, 2014

Arkadaşım Can, NBC’yi çok seviyor, onun hakkında konuşurken “inandırıcılık” gibi kıstaslardan bahsediyor. Ben bunu pek anlayamıyorum, sinema hakkında nasıl konuşulacağını bilmiyorum. NBC’nin 2 tane filmini izledim, haftaya da onun filmlerinde çalışan birinden DSLR atölyesine başlıyorum. 749 more words

2016

Nuri Bilge Ceylan's DISTANT (2002): A stunning portrait of reality

This Turkish film, originally titled “Uzak”, it’s about a photographer who’s facing an existential crisis after a divorce and receives the visit of his cousin, who came to Istanbul in search of a job and a new opportunity. 176 more words

Film Reviews

Negative Space

I chose Uzak (Ceylan, 2002) partly because I loved Climates (Ceylan, 2006), but more so because it focuses on outsiders and how they fit in (or don’t) to ‘normal’ society. 848 more words

Film Reviews

Love Turkey, hate this artistic suppression

For 30 million worldwide tourists a year Turkey means either offers sparkling white sands and a twinkling azure sea or the hurly-burly and heritage sites of Istanbul.   1,806 more words

Politics & Principles

Love Turkey, hate this artistic suppression

For 30 million worldwide tourists a year Turkey means either offers sparkling white sands and a twinkling azure sea or the hurly-burly and heritage sites of Istanbul.   1,902 more words

Politics & Principles