Çağan Irmak’s MY FATHER AND MY SON [Babam ve Oğlum]

My Father and My Son (Turkish: Babam ve Oğlum) is a 2005 Turkish drama written and directed by Çağan Irmak about a family torn apart by the 1980 Turkish coup d’état. The film which went on nationwide release on November 18, 2005, became one of the highest-grossing Turkish films in history. The film is about a young man, Sadik … More Çağan Irmak’s MY FATHER AND MY SON [Babam ve Oğlum]

Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s CLIMATES [IKLIMLER]

Climates (Turkish: İklimler) is a 2006 Turkish drama film directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan.  (SPOILERS AHEAD) The film charts the deteriorating relationship between a professional Istanbul couple, İsa and Bahar, played by Ceylan himself and his wife Ebru Ceylan.  The age difference being one of many problems in the relationship. Given that Ceylan is considered the … More Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s CLIMATES [IKLIMLER]

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. Producing mostly commercial films for domestic consumption, the industry became … More New Wave Turkish Cinema: An Introduction