Cinema

Speak Up Istanbul

Historians describe the end of the 16th century-beginning of the 17th century as a period of great inventions, when discoveries were being made overseas as the veil of “shadows” around the world was slowly lifting.

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Kemal Sunal and His Movies

Movies, Shorticle, By Sevgi Horozoğlu - Read In 4 minutes - 10 views - 20/09/2021 Kemal Sunal and His MoviesImage: Independent Türkçe Kemal Sunal was born in Istanbul in 1944...

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Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Music

Nuri Bilge Ceylan, who has received a Palme d’Or award in the prestigious Cannes Film Festival with his film “Winter Sleep”, is now accepted as an auteur director. “Auteur” is an adjective attributed to directors who have their own “style and expression” in cinema and examples to this include masters such as Federico Fellini, Theodoros Angelopoulos, and Ken Loach. However, Ceylan is distinguished among them with a major difference: He doesn’t feature original music in his movies…

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My Favourite Three Cult Turkish Movies

Here are the 3 Turkish cult films which the directors were brave enough to tell their brilliant stories for Turkish Cinema and its audience with their unique and also controversial styles.

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What is the meaning of ‘Yeşilçam’?

Yeşilçam represents the Turkish Cinema. America has Hollywood, India has Bollywood, and Turkey has Yeşilçam. Cinema films started being made in Turkey in 1914 and the film companies’ offices were mainly located on Yeşilçam Street in Beyoğlu, Istanbul. Yeşilçam (Green Pine) took its name there.

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Selvi Boylum Al Yazmalim – The Girl With The Red Scarf

In the golden age of Turkish movies, The Girl With The Red Scarf (Selvi Boylum Al Yazmalım) (1978) definitely stood out from others and raised the bar for romantic movies. Inspired by the novel of writer Cengiz Aytmatov and directed by Atif Yilmaz...

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