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YOZGAT BLUES

2013 / 92’ / DCP / Color / Turkey

Director: Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun

Screenplay: Tarık Tufan, Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun

Cinematography: Barış Özbiçer

Art director : Osman Özcan

Editing : Çiçek Kahraman

Cast : Ercan Kesal, Ayça Damgacı, Tansu Biçer, Nadir Sarıbacak, Kevork Malikyan

Producer : Halil Kardaş

Production: Hokus Fokus Film

20th  International Golden Boll Film Festival

Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Film-Yön Best Film, Film-Yön Best Director

Summary

Yavuz (58) sings popular songs from the ’70s, but his career has sunk to irregular performances in a shopping mall and teaching music on free municipality courses. Neşe (30), one of his students, has a real talent for music, but earns a living by promoting sausages at supermarket stands. When Yavuz is offered a singing job in Yozgat, he asks Nese to accompany him. Before long, Yavuz and Neşe meet Sabri (30), a barber who has two ambitions in life: to get married and to open a women’s hairdressing salon. A friendship begins to grow between Neşe and Sabri, throwing Yavuz into a state of inward anxiety. The choice that Neşe now faces is between two different men and two different lifestyles.

 

Director

He began filmmaking with directing documentaries in year 2000. He made his first fiction film Wrong Rosary (Uzakİhtimal) in 2009 with which he won several national and international awards including Rotterdam Film Festival’s “Tiger Award” and İstanbul Film Festival’s Best Director award. His second film Yozgat Blues was finished in 2013 and premiered at 61.San Sebastian Film Festival. The Announcement (Anons) is his third film.

Filmography

2013  Yozgat Blues
2009  Wrong Rosary