As Filmpot, being an iTunes aggregator, we published many Turkish films on iTunes stores worldwide including North America, Europe and Russia in addition to Turkey. For those who are curious about Turkish cinema, the following most popular Turkish films on international iTunes stores can be great ones to start the discovery with.
You might have noticed that majority of Turkish films on the international scene are dramas, however Turkish filmmakers make great comedies too. The fact that Aşk Geliyorum Demez (Game of Love), a romantic comedy, is in this list is a proof of that. Enjoy!
Zerre (The Particle)
Zeynep’s days pass as she searches for a job in vain. She makes money on the side by doing menial jobs with the help of a couple of kind friends, but every day the situation seems to get worse. In the city of Istanbul, full of unemployment, people, their troubles and lives, are they as mundane, haphazard and tiny as myriad dispersed particles? What about Zeynep, clinging onto life with her little daughter and mother, how much space does she cover up in this immense Universe?
Director: Erdem Tepegöz
Cast: Jale Arıkan, Rüçhan Çalışkur, Özay Fecht, Remzi Pamukçu, Ergun Kuyucu
Aşk Geliyorum Demez (Game of Love)
In the old shopping district of Istanbul, Mahmutpasa, when store owners face the threat of eviction because a rich businessman wants to build a new shopping mall on their estate, they turn to Ali the Playboy for help. Ali’s new mission is to meet the businessman’s daughter, Gözde, and have her fall in love with him.
Director: Murat Şeker
Cast: Tolgahan Sayışman, Bergüzar Korel, Zeki Alasya, Altan Erkekli, Sarp Apak
Uzak İhtimal (Wrong Rosary)
Musa is a young muezzin who comes to Istanbul for the first time in his life. He is assigned to work in a mosque and receives an apartment in the Galata neighborhood. Upon his arrival he meets and falls for his next door neighbor Clara, a beautiful Catholic nurse. In the beginning, Musa is shy and confused about his feelings, but as time passes his love for Clara pervades his life. This is a story of sensuality, love and grief growing in the anonymity of a large multicultural city.
Director: M. Fazıl Coşkun
Cast: Nadir Sarıbacak, Görkem Yeltan, Ersan Ünsal