Thursday, April 28, 2005


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Director: Atıf Yılmaz
Cast: Müjde Ar, Metin Akpınar, Nurgül Yeşilçay, Onur Ünsal, Fikret Hakan, Füsun Demirel, Şevket Çoruh
35 mm. / Color / 117’
Turkish; English s.t.

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IN THE FIRST YEARS OF THE REPUBLIC, A WOMAN FALLS IN LOVE WITH A YOUNG MAN, DEFYING TRADITION AND HER WORD. The latest film of veteran director Atıf Yılmaz, tells the tale of the "borrowed bride" Emine who is hired to tutor the young and playfully naïve Ali before he gets married to his fiancée. Emine accepts the offer to be a "borrowed bride" before her lover Hasan gets out of jail. But love takes no notice of Hasan, or tradition, and they become lovers, against all odds. Müjde Ar and Atıf Yılmaz meet again in this "poetic, local, and different world with fantastical elements."
Born in 1926 in Mersin. He is a director, scriptwriter and producer. He began to write theater and film critics while studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Istanbul. He started his cinema career with writing scripts for films by early 1950s. His first directorial debut was with the feature Kanlı Feryat in 1952. His first non-commercial feature Gelinin Muradı made in 1957, received good reviews and gave him the opportunity to attempt at more experimental screenplays and films. He made more than 100 feature films many of which he also wrote their screenplays and produced. Many of his films were screened at international festivals such as Venice, Berlin, Munich, Valencia, London and Montreal and received awards. Retrospectives of his works have been held at four international festivals, most recently the 2001 Montpellier Festival of Mediterranean Film.

Selected Films
1957 Gelinin Muradı
1959 Bu Vatanın Çocukları
1964 Murad’ın Türküsü
1966 Keşanlı Ali Destanı
1977 Selvi Boylum Al Yazmalım
1980 Adak
1982 Mine
1984 Bir Yudum Sevgi
1985 Dul Bir Kadın
1986 Aahh Belinda
1986 Adı Vasfiye
1987 Hayallerim, Aşkım ve Sen
1990 Berdel
1992 Düş Gezginleri
1994 Gece, Melek ve Bizim Çocuklar
1997 Nihavend Mucize
1999 Eylül Fırtınası
2004 Eğreti Gelin

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