Distant (Uzak)

Distant (Uzak) Turkey (2002) Dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan Yusuf (Mehmet Emin Toprak) is a young factory worker who loses his job. To find work again as his salary provides for his family, he leaves his small town and travels to Istanbul to stay with his cousin Mahmut (Muzaffer Özdemir), a photographer who is in a … Continue reading Distant (Uzak)

Isztambul (Istanbul)

  Isztambul (Istanbul) Hungary/Turkey (2011) Dir. Ferenc Török Housewife Katalin Munk (Johanna ter Steege) has her world torn apart when her lecturer husband János (Andor Lukáts) arrives home to tell her that he’s leaving her for a younger student of his. Katalin falls into a state of shock and wanders about the streets of Budapest … Continue reading Isztambul (Istanbul)

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Bir zamanlar Anadolu’da)

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Bir zamanlar Anadolu'da)Turkey (2011) Dir. Nuri Bilge CeylanOn a dark blustery night, a trio of cars make their way to the Anatolian steppe in as police, gravediggers, a doctor and the state prosecutor are in search of a dead body which had been interred there. The chief suspect of … Continue reading Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Bir zamanlar Anadolu’da)

Honey (Bal)

Honey (Bal) Turkey (2010) Dir. Semih Kaplanoglu In a remote part of the Turkish countryside six year-old Yusuf (Bora Altas) lives with his bee keeping father Yakup (Erdal Besikçioglu) and his mother Zahra (Tülin Özen). They live a quiet and modest existence but things slowly begin to crumble for them. Yakup’s bees seem to be … Continue reading Honey (Bal)

Iklimler (Climates)

Iklimler (Climates) Turkey (2006) Dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan Isa (Nuri Bilge Ceylan) is a photographer and lecturer who pays little attention and shows even less affection towards his younger TV producer wife Bahan (Ebru Ceylan), driving her to strike out in a petulant manner. They agree to separate and while Bahan moves on Isa seems … Continue reading Iklimler (Climates)