Truth and Movies

Turkish Cinema

Meteors

By Thomas Nguyen

Turkish filmmaker Gürcan Keltek uses a meteor shower as a metaphor for human conflict in this docu-fiction hybrid.

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Baskin

By Sophie Yapp

The gore arrives thick and fast in Turkish director Can Evrenol’s inventive horror carve-up.

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How Mustang evokes the coming-of-age melancholy of The Virgin Suicides

By Katherine McLaughlin

Sofia Coppola and Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s films speak of innocence lost and the trials of young womanhood.

Deniz Gamze Ergüven: ‘Women are perceived through a filter of sexualisation’

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The director of Mustang on why women must fight against conservative oppression.

Mustang is carrying the torch for female empowerment

By Lydia Beardmore

Deniz Gamze Erguven’s stunning sibling drama represents shifting attitudes in modern Turkey.

Winter Sleep

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Much philosophically-inclined gabbing make this Palme d’Or-winning latest from Nuri Bilge Ceylan something of snooze.

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