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Where the Fire Burns / Atesin Düstügü Yer (2012) Ismail Günes, Elifcan Ongurlar, Hakan Karahan, Yesim Ceren Bozoglu, Drama

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Where the Fire Burns is a road story. Ayse who unexpectedly gets sick is taken for an operation urgently. Her family shows a great solidarity for this operation to happen. During the operation, it is found out that the girl is fourteen weeks pregnant. After the successful operation Ayse doesn’t tell who the father of her baby is. The family who tried to ‘‘keep her alive” is now trying to ‘‘kill” her.

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Mayis Sikintisi / Clouds of May (1999) Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Emin Ceylan, Muzaffer Özdemir, Fatma Ceylan, Comedy, Drama

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This is a movie within movie, which is almost recursive, i.e., the movie inside looks like director Ceylan’s previous movie, Kasaba. It is about the movie director, Muzaffer, going back to his hometown to make a movie using a cast of local people. While Muzaffer is around, his mother complains about simple health problems, his father is in a legal fight against the government for his land, his cousin gets out of his job to help Muzaffer who promises him to find a job in Istanbul, and his little cousin Ali tries to carry an egg in his pocket for 40 days so that he’ll get the watch of his dreams. In the meantime, they get to form the cast for Muzaffer’s movie as well.

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