Filmpot’s Turkish film catalog on Amazon Instant Video is constantly growing. And we are always working on getting more titles available for streaming to provide our viewers in the US with more options. Following are some staff picks on this platform. Enjoy!
Uzak İhtimal (Wrong Rosary), directed by M. Fazıl Coşkun
WRONG ROSARY (UZAK İHTİMAL) tells a peculiar love story that takes place in the wonderful atmosphere of modern-day Istanbul. 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.
Karanlık Sular (Serpent’s Tale), directed by Kutluğ Ataman
Ataman’s first full-length film is a strangely interesting vampire-horror-psychological mystery set in Istanbul’s early 90s. The deliberately confusing story purports to be a retelling of a futuristic tale written in the late 1800s by a descendent of Ottoman royalty who met a tragic end. The cast of characters include: the missing and presumed to be dead Haldun, Haldun’s mother Lamia, her controlling yet dependent businessman boyfriend, an American researcher turned hitman, a French linguist and of course an 800 year old child/vampire.
Masumiyet (Innocence), directed by Zeki Demirkubuz
Yusuf is released from prison after serving a ten year sentence. He is scared of life outside as he goes to an address given to him by another prisoner. Because of unexpected problems at his sister’s house, he finds himself in an old and cheap hotel in Izmir where he meets a man, a woman and a child who will complicate his life in unexpected ways. Yusuf, who tries to survive in this new city, soon finds himself in an extraordinary love triangle.
Havar, directed by Mehmet Güleryüz
Director Mehmet Güleryüz tells a story about honor killings taking place in Southeastern Turkey in this drama with all amateur actors. Sehmus goes mad when he hears rumors about his to-be-bride Havar getting close with a guy from a neighboring village. He asks Havar’s father to punish her with death.
You’d salt the meat when it stinks… what if the salt stinks? In the midst of a night, an unexpected ferryboat approaches to the shores of a cute little town. On the deck, an inspector and his assistant – two highly commissioned authorities only assigned to very fragile cases concerning the government, scans the town from a distance.
If you want to see more of what is available, here is the complete list of Filmpot titles on Amazon Instant Video.