Journey Of Hope (1990)

XAVIER KOLLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Reise Der Hoffnung Switzerland/Turkey/United Kingdom, 1990.  Antea Cinematografica, Catpics, Channel Four Films, Cinerent Filmequipment Service AG, Cineverde, Condor Films, Dewe Hellthaler, Département Fédéral de l’Intérieur, Eurimages, Schweizer Fernsehen, Schweizerische Radio- und Fernsehgesellschaft, Télévision Suisse-Romande.  Screenplay by Xavier Koller, Feride Cicekoglu.  Cinematography by Elemer Ragalyi.  Produced by Peter-Christian Fueter, Alfi Sinniger.  Production Design…

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Dry Summer (1964)

DAVID E. DURSTON, METIN ERKSAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  Original title:  Susuz Yaz Turkey, 1964.  Hitit.  Story by Necati Cumali, Screenplay by Metin Erksan, Kemal Inci, Ismet Soydan.  Cinematography by Ali Ugur.  Produced by Ulvi Dogan.  Music by Manos Hatzidakis, Yamaci.  Film Editing by Stuart Gellman, Turgut Inangiray.   A greedy, unmarried man decides that since the main source of…

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Distant (2002)

NURI BILGE CEYLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Uzak Turkey, 2002.  NBC Ajans, NBC Film.  Screenplay by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Cemil Kavakcu.  Cinematography by Nuri Bilge Ceylan.  Produced by Nuri Bilge Ceylan.  Production Design by Adnan Sahin.  Film Editing by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ayhan Ergürsel.  Cannes Film Festival 2002.  Toronto International Film Festival 2003. The age-old tale of the city mouse…

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Once Upon A Time In Anatolia (2011)

NURI BILGE CEYLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Bir Zamanlar Anadolu’da Turkey/Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2011.  Zeynofilm, Production 2006, 1000 Volt, Turkish Radio & Television, Imaj, Fida Film, NBC Film.  Screenplay by Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ercan Kesal.  Cinematography by Gokhan Tiryaki.  Produced by Zeynep Ozbatur Atakan, Can Yilmaz.  Production Design by Cagri Erdogan.  Costume Design by Ozlem Batur, Meral…

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A Touch Of Spice

BBB (out of 5) Original title:  Politiki Kouzina Charming Greek film about a multi-generational family as seen from the kitchen. A professor of astrology (Georges Corraface) recalls growing up in Constantinople with his epicerie-owning grandfather and his loving parents, all of whom encourage and discourage him to varying degrees regarding his passion for cuisine. A master…

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The Edge of Heaven (2007)

FATIH AKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Auf Der Anderen Seite Germany/Turkey/Italy, 2007.  Anka Film, Beauftragter der Bundesregierung für Angelegenheiten der Kultur und der Medien, Dorje Film, Filmförderung Hamburg, Filmförderungsanstalt, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kulturelle Filmförderung Schleswig-Holstein, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Nordmedia Fonds.  Screenplay by Fatih Akin.  Cinematography by Rainer Klausmann.  Produced by Fatih Akin, C. Duygu Bingol, Klaus Maeck, Andreas Thiel,…

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Crossing The Bridge: The Sound Of Istanbul (2005)

FATIH AKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBB.5.   Germany/Turkey, 2005.  Corazón International, NFP Marketing & Distribution, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Panfilm, Pictorion Pictures GmbH, intervista digital media.  Screenplay by Fatih Akin.  Cinematography by Herve Dieu.  Produced by Fatih Akin, Sandra Harzer, Christian Kux, Klaus Maeck, Andreas Thiel.  Film Editing by Andrew Bird. Musical documentary by Fatih Akin (Head-On) captures the rich musical…

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Head On (2004)

FATIH AKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Original title:  Gegen Die Wand Germany/Turkey, 2004.  Arte, Bavaria Film International, Corazón International, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Panfilm, Wüste Film.  Screenplay by Fatih Akin.  Cinematography by Rainer Klausmann.  Produced by Andreas Schreitmuller, Stefan Schubert, Ralph Schwingel, Jeanette Wurl.  Music by Alexander Hacke, Maceo Parker.  Production Design by Tamo Kunz.  Costume Design by Katrin Aschendorf.  Film Editing by Andrew Bird. …

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