Cinema: DPs

YOL

Directed by Şerif Gören

Screenplay by Yilmaz Güney

Yilmaz Güney is a national movie idol, a world-class moviemaker and a convicted murderer. There are many, in Turkey and in the international film community, who believe that these three eminences are related. Güney is a firebrand of his country's intellectual left. His films—slow, ruminative, defiantly indigenous—smolder with an ideologue's indignation and a poet's ironic compassion. For these heresies and others, Güney has spent half of his adult life in prison. In 1974, while filming a scene in a crowded restaurant in Adana, Güney...

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