Turkish film – MUSTANG – released on dvd

MustangMUSTANG (15) 2015 TURKEY ERGÜVEN, DENIZ GAMZE
DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Nominated for best foreign language film at the 2015 Oscars the film is the story of five orphaned sisters living in a remote Turkish village who become part of a scandal after an innocent trip to the beach with some of their male classmates.

Accused of frolicking by neighbours, the sisters are made to suffer at the hands of their uncle and forced by their grandmother to remain in the house to learn important domestic skills before having suitable husbands chosen for them.

 

In Turkish with English subtitles

DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/africa-middle-east-mediterranean-cinema-on-dvd

 

 

 

Turkish documentary – INNOCENCE OF MEMORIES – available on dvd

Innocence of MemoriesINNOCENCE OF MEMORIES (12) 2015 TURKEY GEE, G. £17.99
Film of the construction of a museum by author Orhan Pamuk which catalogues the artefacts of an unrequited love in 1970s Istanbul, the subject of his novel, ‘The Museum of Innocence’.

The objects belonging to Fusun (Pandora Colin) and collected by Kemal (Mehmet Ergen) presented in the museum, including salt shakers, jewellery and cigarette butts imprinted with lipstick, are used as a vehicle to explore the history of Istanbul.

DVDs available to buy from J.Whiting Books/Worldonlinecinema.com at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/documentaries

Fatih Akin’s – THE CUT – issued on dvd

CutTHE CUT (15) 20104 AKIN, FATIH £17.99
Set in the Armenian Genocide of 1915 a man manages to survive the massacres but loses his family and his faith in the process until he discovers that his two daughters might also have survived and heads to America searching for them.

In Armenian, Arabic, Turkish, Kurdish, Spanish, English with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

GERMAN LANGUAGE NOTES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTE
The film is the conclusion of Fatih Akin’s Love, Death and the Devil trilogy. The other films are – Head On (2004) and Edge of Heaven (2007).
Edge of HeavenAUF DER ANDEREN SEITE/EDGE OF HEAVEN (15) 2007 GERMANY AKIN, FATIH £19.99
Widower Ali seeks out companionship with the prostitute Yeter, setting in motion a chain of events that will link three families across different cultures, countries and generations.

In German with English subtitles

 

Head-onGEGEN DIE WAND/HEAD-ON(18) 2004 GERMANY AKIN, FATIH £19.99
Award winning drama about two 2nd generation Turks living in Germany.

In German with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –
http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/german-films-on-dvd

Turkish film – WINTER SLEEP – released on dvd

Winter SleepWINTER SLEEP (15) 2014 TURKEY CEYLAN,NURI BILGE £15.99
Aydin is a once-renowned actor now living in a remote part of Anatolia where he runs a hotel. Believing himself to be a good man, his perceptions of himself come into question after a number of interactions with his family and wider community cause him to reconsider his commitments and identity.

In Turkish with English subtitles

 

DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/africa-middle-east-mediterranean-cinema-on-dvd

 

 

Turkish film – KUMA – available on dvd this week

KumaKUMA (12) 2012    TURKEY        DAG, UMUT    £15.99
Ayse, a beautiful 19-year-old girl from the Turkish countryside, is chosen to be married to the handsome Hasan, son of formidable and houseproud mother Fatma, who resides in Vienna with her husband and six children. However, what soon becomes apparent is that Ayse is to be second wife to Fatma’s husband. This tight-knit family go to great lengths to preserve traditional values, and although polygamy is illegal in Austria, Ayse is welcomed with warmth. Yet, her presence in a country whose language and culture is entirely foreign to her immediately marks her as an outsider. As Western societal norms and Muslim religious beliefs draw closer together in an ever diversifying family unit, tensions arise, resulting in an explosive stroke of fate.

Umut Dag’s mature feature debut is a rich tapestry of swirling emotions, suppressed desires, unspoken words and uncomfortable yet pressing social and political questions.

In Turkish with English subtitles

DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/africa-middle-east-mediterranean-cinema-on-dvd

Turkish movie – NIGHT OF SILENCE – makes its UK dvd debut

Night of SilenceNIGHT OF SILENCE (PG) 2012 TURKEY   ÇELIK, REIS    £15.99
Turkish drama following a newlywed couple struggling with the pressures of family tradition. After a long stint in prison for killing his mother and another man to protect his family’s honour, Damat (Ilyas Salman) returns to his home village where a marriage has been arranged between himself and a young woman, Gelin (Dilan Aksüt). The ceremony itself goes to plan but when the newlyweds are led into their bridal room where the consummation is to take place, Gelin is reluctant to go through with the act and attempts to delay it as long as she can.

In Turkish with English subtitles

DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/africa-middle-east-mediterranean-cinema-on-dvd