queerguru reviews Turkish filmmaker Ceyda Torun wonderful new documentary on the street cats of Istanbul. What had originally enticed Torun, a native of the city, was that for the largely Muslim population, the uniqueness of how street cats are treated is in fact not too dissimilar to how cows are honored in India. Certainly what she showed was a seemingly universal love of these feline creatures from the city’s residents and a compassionate understanding and acceptance of all the cat’s rather touching eccentricities, the like of which we have never witnessed on such a large scale.
This queerguru reports was filmed by Roger Walker-Dackfor P.T.V.
Turkish filmmaker Ceyda Torun and her cinematographer Charlie Wuppermann must have the patience of saints to make this enchanting new documentary of theirs, as they stalked and trailed what seemed like thousands of cats that roam the streets of Istanbul for the best part of two months. What had originally enticed Torun, a native of … Continue reading
This sobering tale of five orphaned adolescent Turkish girl starts on a high note as they are having fun playing on the beach with their male classmates celebrating that the school term has just ended and the summer break is about to start. Their euphoria quickly disappears when they get home and are confronted by their … Continue reading
The third part of Turkish-German filmmaker Fatih Akin’s trilogy ‘Love, Death and the Devil’ is a slow-winding powerful globe-trotting epic that follows Nazaret Manoogian (French actor Tahar Rahim) an Armenian blacksmith on his journey to reunite with his family after war has torn them apart. It starts in 1915 when the Turkish Army carry out … Continue reading
Turkish auteur filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s latest masterful epic is set in the steppes of Cappadocia on the desolate plains of Anatolia, which are heart-stoppingly beautiful. Some of the ancient caves carved into the side of this mountainous terrain have been converted into a Hotel by Aydin, a local landowner retired from acting. It’s the … Continue reading