AUTEUR CINEMA - SEMIH KAPLANOGLU
One of the leading figures of New Turkish Cinema, Semih Kaplanoglu has told the story of yearning for home and family since his first film. In the Yusuf Trilogy he breaks away from the gloomy outlook of his first two films and creates more poetic and minimalist a cinema. He did not only earn an important place in Turkish cinema but also gave hints on how a unique aesthetic language particular to this land can be created.
The essays in this book offer diverse readings on Kaplanoglu themes. Evaluating his cinema from various perspectives in terms of philosophy, psychoanalysis, sociology and aesthetics, they serve as an introduction while offering various point-of-views.