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Yilmaz Guney

Highest Rated: 77% Yol (1982)

Lowest Rated: 77% Yol (1982)

Birthday: Apr 1, 1937

Birthplace: Turkey

Guney and his work were almost entirely unknown outside of his Turkish homeland until his 1981 escape from imprisonment in Turkey and his "discovery" the following year at the Cannes Film Festival for his autobiographical screenplay for "Yol," the festival's grand prize winner. Born in 1937 in a village near the southern city of Adana, Guney studied law and economics at the universities in Ankara and Istanbul, but by the age of 21 he found himself actively involved in filmmaking. As Yesilcam, the Turkish studio system, grew in strength, a handful of directors, including Atif Yilmaz, began to use the cinema as a means of addressing the problems of the people. Only state-sanctioned melodramas, war films and play adaptations had previously played in Turkish theaters, but these new filmmakers began to fill the screens with more artistic, personal and relevant pictures of Turkish life. The most popular name to emerge from the Young Turkish Cinema was that of Yilmaz Guney.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 93% The Wall Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le Mur Director - 1983
77% 94% Yol Director,
Writer
- 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Enemy Writer - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Herd Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Poor Abuzer (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elegy Cobanoglu (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1972
No Score Yet 100% Hope Cabbar (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hungry Wolves Serçe Memet (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seyyit Han Seyyit (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1968
No Score Yet 55% The Law of the Border Hidir (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1966