Friday, April 29, 2005
THE TIME OF THE HEART/ KALBİN ZAMANI (2004)
THE TIME OF THE HEART/ KALBİN ZAMANI
Director: Ali Özgentürk
Cast: Hülya Avşar, Oktay Kaynarca, Halil Ergün, Birol Ünel, Zeki Alasya
TURKEY, 2004 / 35 mm. / Color / 112’ /Turkish; English s.t.
SYNOPSIS / A LOVE AFFAIR AND A MURDER IN THE MYSTERIOUS ROOMS OF THE PERA PALAS HOTEL, AND A 50 YEAR-OLD SECRET THAT CARRIED ON FROM THE 1950S TO 2004. This romantic crime story begins with the events that four youngsters go through at Pera Palas in the 1950s; in the 1980s, memories are rekindled at the same hotel, and one of them is murdered. In 2004, with an unexpected twist of fate, the secret is revealed.
BIOGRAPHY / ALİ ÖZGENTÜRK
Born in 1945 in Adana. He graduated with degrees on philosophy and sociology from İstanbul University. He started to work at Adana State Theater while in middle school, later he went on acting at professional theater companies in İstanbul. He established Turkey's first street theater in 1968, and worked as a theater manager and actor until 1971. He first filmed a documentary of a protest march, Ankara Yürüyüşü in 1966. His first shorts Ferhat (1972) and Yasak (1974) won grand prizes at Krakow and Moscow film festivals. His first feature Hazal (1979) won many national and international awards and gained him wider recognition. He established a production company, Asya Film, in 1980. His later features brought him many awards both nationally and internationally. He also made a short, Sır, adapted from a short story of Onat Kutlar, within the context of the "10 Directors, 10 Films" project, before he made Mektup.
FILMOGRAPHY / ALİ ÖZGENTÜRK
1966 Ankara Yürüyüşü (short)
1972 Ferhat (short) 1974 Yasak (short)
1987 Su Da Yanar
2004 Kalbin Zamanı