Three years ago, in real-life, Hama Ali, a charismatic actor from Iraq famous locally for his performance as Iraq's version of Superman, met Ayca on a film-set. He and Ayca, a fiery actress...
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This is the story of two women on opposite ends of a life-time, a very young, curious Jiyan and her life-weary but resistant grandmother Berfe, in order to save the person who links them to each other.
10 to 11 is the story of a passionate collector Mithat and the concierge of the building, Ali. For Mithat Istanbul is as vast as his collections and for Ali is nothing more than a few ... See full summary »
One year in the life of a Turkish teacher, teaching the Turkish language to Kurdish children in a remote village in Turkey. The children can't speak Turkish, the teacher can't speak Kurdish... See full summary »
Sumru is doing music researches at a university in Istanbul. To work on her thesis on gathering and recording an exhaustive collection of Anatolian elegies she sets off for the south-east ... See full summary »
Teens in a Turkish prison struggle to survive under hideous conditions. Made by dying Yilmaz Guney in France, after he escaped from a Turkish prison, enabling him to accept his award at ... See full summary »
Ayse Emel Mesci Kuray,
Turkey's first Kurdish language newspaper is under siege. After exposing human rights abuses in DiyarbakÄ±r, the journalists become the target of increasingly ruthless government-sanctioned intimidation.
Engin Emre Deger
Dilber lives with her family in a very poor eastern village, her only dream is to marry her childhood lover, Ali. But when she finds out that it won't happen because of a reason that she ... See full summary »
Three years ago, in real-life, Hama Ali, a charismatic actor from Iraq famous locally for his performance as Iraq's version of Superman, met Ayca on a film-set. He and Ayca, a fiery actress from Turkey, had a passionate love affair before returning to their respective homes. From his Kurdish village, Hama Ali sends Ayca video love letters which he has filmed on his handycam. She watches them from her sofa in Istanbul, with her cat for company. The video love letters capture the hellish violence engulfing Iraq, the goats and uncles populating his rural area, and also his tender affection towards her. Feeling suffocated by her own city and angered by the indifference towards the war that surrounds her, Ayca decides to make the journey eastwards to Iraq to be reunited with her lover. GITMEK, a dramatic feature film, is based on the true story of Ayca's departure from Istanbul and her extraordinary journey to the Iraqi border. At a time when many people were fleeing from East to West in ... Written by
i saw this film on Sarajevo film festival in 2008 and we had an opportunity to meet the actors and the director. i was very excited about seeing it, since i love turkey very much and i read a lot about the film and it was highly recommended to me. frankly, i was a little disappointed. the film is interesting and wholesome, but for me, it was full of prejudice and subjective comment on the region and nations living there. i suppose it's their film and their lives are in it, so they can make it however they want, but it is unfair to impose your own opinions about other nations and cultures without any chance for true objective insight. overall, i'm happy i saw it and it was very interesting. it is really a nice love story and i was somewhat impressed by the actress. the actor i didn't like so much. :) also, i hate the English translation of the title and in general translation in the movie is somewhat bad in my opinion.
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