Yavuz Turgul

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Yavuz Turgul
Born (1946-04-05) April 5, 1946 (age 68)
Istanbul, Turkey
Occupation Film Director/Screenwriter
Years active 1976–present
Spouse(s) Itır Esen (divorced; 2 children)

Yavuz Turgul (born April 5, 1946 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish film director and screenwriter, who is best known for his box-office hit The Bandit (1996) and who has won the Golden Orange for Best Screenplay four times for Abbas in Flower (1982), The Agha (1985), Mr. Muhsin (1987) and The Shadow Play (1992); Golden Oranges for Best Film for Mr. Muhsin (1987) and 2nd Best Film for Gölge Oyunu (1992); and a Golden Orange Lifetime Achievement Award.123

Biography

Yavuz Turgul graduated from the Istanbul University Institute of Journalism and worked as a journalist for six years for Ses magazine before he began to write scripts. He achieved early success in the late 70s and early 80s with scripts for a series of popular comedy productions from producer-director Ertem Eğilmez and director Kartal Tibet including Tosun Paşa (1976), Sultan (1978) and Hababam Sınıfı Güle Güle (1981).

He went on to greater success in the 80s by winning the Golden Orange for Best Screenplay for Abbas in Flower (1982), directed by Sinan Çetin, making his directorial debut with Fahriye Abla (1984) and winning the Golden Orange for Best Screenplay a second time for The Agha (1985), directed by Nesli Çölgeçen before cementing his success by winning Golden Oranges for Best Film and Best Screenplay as well as prizes at film festivals in Istanbul and San Sebastián for his second directorial effort Mr. Muhsin (1987), which according to Rekin Teksoy, "is considered his most important film."2

In the 90s he continued with The Unforgettable Director of Love Movies (1990) and The Shadow Play (1992), for which he won Golden Oranges for 2nd Best Film and Best Screenplay, before achieving his greatest box office success to date with the popular The Bandit (1996), which according to Rekin Teksoy, "brought in Turkish audiences back into their seats,"2 and made him,"a pioneer of the box-office hits during this period,"1 as well as the recipient of the Golden Dolphin at the Festróia - Tróia International Film Festival.

He returned following a long absence with Lovelorn (2005), which won the Queens Spirit Award, and wrote For Love and Honor (2007), directed by Ömer Vargı, which was released the same year he received a Golden Orange Lifetime Achievement Award. His latest film Hunting Season is set for release on December 3, 2010.

He was married to Turkish actress Itır Esen, with whom he has 2 children.

Filmography

Films
Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Producer Writer
1976 Tosun Paşa Yes
1978 Sultan Yes
1979 Erkek Güzeli Sefil Bilo Yes
Banker Bilo Yes
1981 Davaro Yes
Hababam Sınıfı Güle Güle Yes
1982 Abbas in Flower (Turkish: Çiçek Abbas) Yes Won the Golden Orange for Best Screenplay.
İffet Yes
1983 Aşk Kadını Yes
Şekerpare Yes
1984 Fahriye Abla Yes Yes
1985 Züğürt Ağa Yes Won the Golden Orange for Best Screenplay.
1987 Mr. Muhsin (Turkish: Muhsin Bey) Yes Yes Won Golden Oranges for Best Film and Best Screenplay.
1990 The Unforgettable Director of Love Movies (Turkish: Aşk Filmlerinin Unutulmaz Yönetmeni) Yes Yes
1993 The Shadow Play (Turkish: Gölge Oyunu) Yes Yes Won Golden Oranges for Best Film and Best Screenplay.
1996 The Bandit (Turkish: Eşkıya) Yes Yes Yes
2005 Lovelorn (Turkish: Gönül Yarası) Yes Yes
2007 For Love and Honor (Turkish: Kabadayı) Yes
2010 Hunting Season (Turkish: Av Mevsimi) Yes Yes

References

  1. ^ a b Teksoy, Rekin (2008). Turkish Cinema. Istanbul: Oğlak Kitap. p. 101. ISBN 975-329-611-8. 
  2. ^ a b c Teksoy, Rekin (2008). Turkish Cinema. Istanbul: Oğlak Kitap. pp. 102–103. ISBN 975-329-611-8. 
  3. ^ "5th Annual Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival - 2006: LOVELORN (Gonul Yarasi)". bostonturkishfilmfestival.org. Retrieved 2010-11-19. 

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Awards
Preceded by
Tuncel Kurtiz-Nurettin Sezer
Golden Orange Award
for Best Screenplay

1982
for Çiçek Abbas
Succeeded by
Fehmi Yaşar
Preceded by
Muammer Özer
Golden Orange Award
for Best Screenplay

1986
for Züğürt Ağa
1987
for Muhsin Bey
Succeeded by
not awarded
Preceded by
Macit Koper
Golden Orange Award
for Best Screenplay

1993
for Gölge Oyunu
Succeeded by
Nuray Oğuz







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