Friday, November 14, 2008

Derviş Zaim

Derviş Zaim

1996 Tabutta Rövaşata/Somersault in a Coffin
2000 Filler ve Çimen/Elephants and Grass
2003 Çamur/Mud
2006 Cenneti Beklerken/Waiting for Heaven
2008 Nokta/Dot

He was born in Famagusta, Cyprus in 1964, graduated from Warwick University in England and studied Film Production in London. In 1995, his first novel, "Ares in Wonderland", won the prestigious Yunus Nadi literary prize in Turkey. A year later he made an auspicious debut as a director with "Somersault in a Coffin", which won various awards, including the Silver Alexander at the Thessaloniki IFF 1997. All of his films have received honors and awards in film festivals around the world.

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