Films in the Turkish language
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CLIMATES (2006)
Certification15 Our Rating
During a sweltering summer vacation on the Aegean coast the relationship between a middle-aged professor, Isa, and his younger television producer girlfriend, Bahar, implodes. Back in Istanbul, just before winter, Isa rekindles a torrid affair with a previous lover, but, when he learns that Bahar has left the city for a job in the snowy east, he sets off in pursuit with the intention of winning her back. Powerful performances, heart-stoppingly stunning cinematography (Ceylan's first work in high find out more...
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CertificationPG Our Rating
Muzaffer lives as a film director in Istanbul when he decides to return to the small provincial Turkish town of his birth to capture through the lens of his camera the world he left behind. The irony, for both Muzaffer and his former kinsfolk, is that his devotion to his art blinds him to the real world that is taking place around him. Ceylan's second feature is a simple, elegiac tale, revolving around his own self imposed removal from rural Turkish life and the fear of losing sight of its impor find out more...
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CertificationE Our Rating
A European musician and composer, Alexander Hacke, wanders through the seductive streets of Istanbul with his mobile recording studio to assemble an inspired portrait of Turkish music. His atmospheric voyage of discovery leading to a rich diversity of sound ranging from modern electronic, rock and hip-hop to classical "Arabesque". Included are neo-psychedelic band Baba Zula, fusion DJs Orient Expressions, rock groups Duman and Replikas, maverick rocker Erkin Koray, Ceza (Turkey's answer to Publi find out more...
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Certification15 Our Rating
Francesco arrives from Italy to Istanbul to claim his inheritance. He is initially disappointed to find it's a dilapidated Turkish bath, and tempted by the offers of eager property developers; However Francesco becomes increasingly infatuated by life within the city and soon takes the decision to restore the baths and make Istanbul his home. An atmospheric, often beautiful film, rich in sound and colour, which perfectly paints the picture of the Hamam as sanctuary from the everyday world. An imp find out more...
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CertificationPG Our Rating
Best Foreign Film at the Oscars charting the progress of a poor family from a village in the mountains of South East Turkey as they sell up and head to Switzerland where they expect to find an easy entry and a life of wealth. But their optimism ends up as a fight for survival. Powerful. find out more...
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KASABA (1998)
Certification12 Our Rating
In four distinct sections, each coinciding with a season, we witness, through the eyes of two young children, the lives, loves, frustrations and relationships of a large rambling family in a small Turkish town. Thoughtful, intimate and beautiful, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's feature debut won the Caligari Prize at the 1998 Berlin Film Festival. find out more...
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MUSTANG (2015)
Certification15 Our Rating

Early summer. In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The immorality of their play sets off a scandal that has unexpected consequences. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison; instruction in homemaking replaces school and marriages start being arranged. The five sisters who share a common passion for freedom, find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on t find out more...

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CertificationPG Our Rating

 

In a remote Turkish village, an ancient blood feud between two families has finally been put to rest, and a marriage arranged to seal the union. It is their wedding night and there are customs and rituals to be observed. But fearful of their consummation, the bride distracts her broken husband with tales, rounding out the hours as dawn draws nea find out more...

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Certification15 Our Rating
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Certification15 Our Rating
Four short stories all taking place at the same time, while an imaginary European Cup final is on. Moscow; an English girl is robbed at gunpoint, but an elderly witness offers her assistance, (see piccie to the right). Istanbul; in order to claim on his travel insurance a young German backpacker claims he was robbed. Santiago de Compostela; (OK it's in Spain), a naive Hungarian tourist is relieved of his camera and all his digitally stored photos. Berlin; a desperate pair of young French street find out more...
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Certification15 Our Rating
Lonely widower Ali seeks out companionship with prostitute Yeter, setting in motion a chain of events that will link three families across different cultures, countries (Germany and Turkey) and generations. Skilfully constructed and sensitively played by an outstanding cast, "The Edge of Heaven" is an ambitious and compelling tale of tragedy, betrayal, persecution and redemption. find out more...
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Certification15 Our Rating
This is art house director Ceylan's most mainstream offering to date; of man's willingness to prey on the weak, 'Three Monkeys' tells the story of a family whose father has made a devil's bargain, agreeing to plead guilty to his boss's crime and serve time in exchange for cash. The effect on the lives of his already dysfunctional family (wife and teenage son) is devastating, but they all attempt to avoid reality by covering their eyes and ears to it. find out more...
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Certification15 Our Rating
Against a background of the rhythms of nature and a beautiful mountainous hinterland we follow the trials and tribulations of three pre-teen children each growing up under the predominately repressive peasant rules of life in a small traditional Turkish hill village. Ímer, the son of the imam, wishes hopelessly for the death of his father. Yakup is in love with his teacher and Yildiz studies and tries to manage the household works imposed on her by her mother. find out more...
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UZAK (2002)
Certification15 Our Rating
Mahmut, a 40-year-old photographer living in Istanbul, is the local boy made good, but when his wife unexpectedly leaves him his life is thrown into crisis. Things are further complicated by the arrival of his eccentric cousin Yusuf, who has come to the city in search of work, and whose arrival throws into sharp relief the lonely and uneventful existence of Mahmut's life. It is from this that Nuri Bilge Ceylan weaves a masterful tale full of wit and pathos, disillusionment and hope. find out more...
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Certification15 Our Rating unrated

Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla who is suffering from her recent divorce. In winter as the snow begins to fall, the hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels their animosities. Another beautiful and Haunting human drama from the director of 'Once Upon A Time in Anatolia'

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YOL (1982)
Certification15 Our Rating
A moving and beautiful story of 5 prisoners, released on parole, who go their seperate ways across Turkey. All their destinies lie in different directions, and for some, death is the only way out. Written in prison, and smuggled out by inmates. Awesomely good. find out more...