My Only Sunshine – Reha Erdem, Turkey, 2009

Screenplay, Editing, Direction – Reha Erdem, Cinematography – Florent Herry,  Sound Design – Herve Guyader,  Production Design – Omer Atay,  Music – Orhan Gencebay,  Cast – Elit Iscan (Hayat) Hayat, 14, lives in a miserable shack on the shores of the Bosphorus in Istanbul with her father, a fisherman, a dealer in illegal liquor and prostitutes, and her grandfather, asthmatic, unable to breathe without the support … Continue reading My Only Sunshine – Reha Erdem, Turkey, 2009

the museum of innocence (2008) – a museum of love

Orhan Pamuk’s ‘The Museum of Innocence‘ examines in minutest detail the obsessive love of Kemal Bey for his beautiful distant cousin, Fusun. The love story which spans a number of years, almost all of Kemal Bey’s adult life also recreates the Istanbul of the 70s and the 80s, a traditional society struggling to be modern. Developing Turkey seems much like developing India during that time. … Continue reading the museum of innocence (2008) – a museum of love