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Dervis Zaim
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Country: Turkey

Biography: Born in 1964 in Famagusta, North Cyprus, Dervish Zaim graduated from Warwick University. He took a course in independent film production, organized in London by the Hollywood Film Institute. In 1995 his first novel won the prestigious "Yunus Nadi" literary prize in Turkey. Tabutta Rövasata (Somersault in a Coffin) is his debut as director and screenwriter.

Total Titles at Criticker: 10 - You've Seen 0

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Flaşbellek (2020)
Ahmet, as a soldier in the regular Syrian army, witnesses the cover-up of massacres and torture conducted to repress the civil unrest. He and his wife Leila try to flee through the war zone to bring testimony to the world. (imdb)
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Rüya (2016)
A female architect who wants to preserve her utopias realizes the only probable way to experience this in today's Istanbul is through dreams and parallel lives. Indeed, her dreams help her to continue, build new hopes and lives. (imdb)
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Balik (2014)
A fisherman, his wife and young daughter who is unable to speak lives in a village on the shores of a lake. Their story starts with a myth of a fish, trying to find a cure for their daughter. (imdb)
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Devir (2013)
At the end of every summer, 'Hasanpasa' village holds a shepherding contest. The traditional contest requires shepherds to herd their sheep one by one through a pool of water. The shepherd who crosses the pool with his flock fastest and with least hesitation wins the contest. 'Hasanpasa's seasoned champion for the past eight years is an elderly shepherd known as 'Takmaz'. 'Takmaz' is determined to teach the younger generation the finer points of being a good shepherd, like him.
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Gölgeler ve suretler (2010)
Shadow and Faces is the coming-of-age story of a young girl who is separated from her father, a Karagöz shadow play master, during the beginning of the conflict between Turks and Greeks in Cyprus in 1963. With a backdrop of extraordinary natural beauty, the experiences of the villagers fleeing from their village in the Island's Karpas region to the relatively secure but alienating city sheds light on the story of Cyprus. (www.aksav.org.tr)
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Nokta (2008)
Dot is the story of a man tormented by a crime he once committed, who now seeks to redeem himself. The action, which advances along an axis of crime and punishment, organically incorporates one of Turkey's traditional art forms, calligraphy, into the story. One of the most striking ways in which calligraphy marks both language and content is the film's structure as a single, fluid shot. (dotthemovie.net/)
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Cenneti beklerken (2006)
Eflatun is a master miniature artist who's living in 17th century Istanbul. One day, he's taken to the vizier's mansion by force. There he learns that Danyal, one of the Ottoman princes who has ignited an insurrection, is arrested in a far off state and to be executed soon. Eflatun is ordered to make a portrait of the rebel prince... (turkfilm.blogspot.com)
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Çamur (2003)
A tale of 3 very close Turkish Cypriot friends and how an old secret continues to haunt their lives.
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Filler ve Çimen (2000)
Revolves around six different stories that eventually merge into a common theme. There's Hawa, who hopes running the Eurasia Marathon will win her the money she needs to help her crippled brother; a local Mafioso who kills a hotel owner; the hotel owner's son; and various corrupt politicians, state officials, and cocaine smugglers... (All Movie Guide)
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Tabutta rövasata (1996)
Mahsun Supertitiz is an unemployed homeless man who steals cars at night so that he can sleep in a heated place during the winter... (imdb)
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