After losing the woman he loves in the original Fig Jam, Metin (Halil Sezai Paracikoglu) finds himself seriously alone. His life is a repetitive round of singing at a bar and grieving for everything he has lost. Until, that is, Gizem appears out of nowhere… Gizem tells Metin that he needs to be someone, at least for at least for one person.
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Hakan and Esra is a couple in their 30s who have completed the seventh year of their marriage and love each other with passion. Esra has a good career in a private company and even got a job offer from abroad. Hakan, who is a music studio, is a loving child who is trying to pass on advertising, film projects and family.
Musa, who works as a bookkeeper in the customs office, believes in the emptiness and absurdity of life. He doesn’t struggle to change his life; he lets himself flow along with events because he thinks that it all leads to the same end. The death of his mother doesn’t affect him. Although he loves her, her death makes him joyful.
Dag / The Mountain (2012) Alper Caglar, Caglar Ertugrul, Ufuk Bayraktar, Firat Dogruloglu, Adventure, Drama
A four man team sent from headquarters to repair a comm station suddenly falls into a terrorist ambush on the peaks of a mountain. Two conscripted Turkish soldiers, one an educated, wealthy young man, the other a coarse street smart ruffian, have to put aside their differences and learn to trust each other to survive an unforgiving situation.
Where the Fire Burns / Atesin Düstügü Yer (2012) Ismail Günes, Elifcan Ongurlar, Hakan Karahan, Yesim Ceren Bozoglu, Drama
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.
In ‘Gegen die Wand’ Cahit, a 40-something male from Mersin in Turkey has removed everything Turkish from his life. He has become an alcoholic drug addict and at the start of the movie wants to end it all. Sibel a 20-something female from Hamburg wishes to please her Turkish parents yet yearns for freedom.
Mayis Sikintisi / Clouds of May (1999) Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Emin Ceylan, Muzaffer Özdemir, Fatma Ceylan, Comedy, Drama
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.
The film is about two teenage girls, Behiye and Handan, with contrasting characteristics and backgrounds, forming a close relationship with sexual implications. As they become closer and closer the relationship becomes more fragile, and the impossibility of the survival of their relationship becomes more evident over time. Economic, social, psychological, and sexual problems come in the way. Behiye is angry and rebellious, but her frequent outbursts cut little ice with her conservative family.
Bana Masal Anlatma / Telling Lies (2015) Burak Aksak, Hande Dogandemir, Fatih Artman, Cengiz Bozkurt, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Riza is a minibus driver universally loved by the folk of Surici, the neighborhood of of IStanbul where he was born and raised. Ayperi on the other hand is the outsider who will turn Riza’s life upside down, as well as everything he knows and is familiar with. This is the story of two young people nestling under the wing of timeless friendship in an ordinary neighborhood.