Friday, November 14, 2008

Yeşim Ustaoğlu

Yeşim Ustaoğlu

1994 Iz/The Trace
1999 Günese yolculuk/Journey to the Sun
2004 Bulutlari beklerken/Waiting for the Clouds
2008 Pandoranin kutusu/Pandora’s box

She was born in Sarikamis, in eastern Turkey, in 1960. After making several award-winning shorts in Turkey, she made her feature film debut with 1994’s "The Trace" which was presented at numerous international festivals. Her second feature film, "Journey to the Sun", won the Blue Angel Award for Best European Film at the Berlin IFF and the Best Film and Best Director prizes at the Istanbul IFF in 1999. "Waiting for the Clouds" won the Special Jury Award and the Best Actress award at the Istanbul IFF and was screened at the Thessaloniki IFF 2004.

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