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Turkish Film Series, 2011-12

Spring 2012

Tuesdays, 7:30 -10:00 pm
 101 McCormick Hall
All films are subtitled

February 28:
Yumurta (Egg), Director: Semih Kaplanoglu, 2007, 97 min.
This is the first installment of the Yusuf Trilogy. “EGG” is a Turkish-Greek coproduction
supported by Eurimages, Greek Film Center and Turkish
Ministry of Culture.

The 'Poet' Yusuf learns about the death of his mother Zehra and goes backto his village where he had not been for years. In his mother's house, ayoung girl, his cousin. Ayla, awaits him. Yusuf had not been aware of Ayla,
who had been living with his mother for five years.

Shown at various International and National Film Festivals, including Cannes,
winner of several prizes, including Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Picture.

March 27:
Süt (Milk), Director: Semih Kaplanoglu, 2008, 100 min
This is the second installment of the Yusuf Trilogy, following the 'Poet' Yusuf'slife in the village where he runs his mother's milk farm.

Nominated for the Golden Lion Award, Venice Film Festival, 2008; winnerof the FIPRESCI Prize, Instanbul International Film Festival, 2009

April 24:
Bal (Honey), Director: Semih Kaplanoglu, 2010, 103 min.
This is the third in the Yusuf Trilogy, which starts with Yusuf as a young
boy: the order of sequence is reversed. In Bal, the quiet life of Yusuf as a
boy and his family is endangered when his father does not return home
from his work collecting honey in the forest.

Nominated at various festivals, winner of the UNESCO Award in 2010
and the Golden Bear Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival in
2010. It was awarded the Jury Prize at the RiverRun International Film
Festival in 2011.



Fall 2011

Turkish Film Series
100 Jones Hall
Tuesdays, 7:30 - 10:00 pm
All films are subtitled
September 27:
Takva (A Man's Fear of God), Director: Ozer Kiziltan
2006, 96 minutes
A promotion brings a Muslim's relationship with God into question.
* Berlin International Film Festival (2007): FIPRESCI Prize
* Geneva Film Festival, Switzerland (2007): Best Actor (Erkan Can)
October 18:
Uzak İhtimal (Wrong Rosary), Director: Mahmut Fazil Coskun
2009. 90 minutes
Muezzin Musa falls for his neighbor, the Catholic nurse Clara. The story
gets even more exceptional when Musa meets Yakup, who turns out to b
connected with Clara.
*International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2009): Best Film Award
*Crossing Europe Film Festival, Linz, Austria (2009): Best Film Award
November 29:
Takiye: Allah yolunda
[In the Name of God]
2010, 95 minutes
Islamic investment companies in Europe, investment scams, and the disintegration of a family.