Hope (Umut)

Hope poster

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs

Cannes Film Festival

10 Best Turkish Films

Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Official Selection

Turkish Cinema Panorama

Film Society of Lincoln Center

Selectors' Commission

Special Prize

Grenoble Film Festival

Best Film

Adana Golden Boll

Film Festival 1970

Best Music

Adana Golden Boll

Film Festival 1970

Best Script

Adana Golden Boll

Film Festival 1970

Best Actor

Adana Golden Boll

Film Festival 1970


HOPE (UMUT) is the film that put legendary actor Yılmaz Güney on the map as an internationally recognized director. In this social drama made in 1970 Güney tells the story of Cabbar, a carriage driver, who leads a life of misery in the city of Adana in Southern Turkey.

Cabbar is pushed around and humiliated as he struggles to make ends meet for his large family. When one of his horses is killed in an accident, he loses his only income source. Desperate and underwater in debt, he decides his last hope is to find a mythical lost treasure a friend told him about. The line between sanity and insanity gets blurred during this adventurous quest.

Directors: Şerif Gören, Yılmaz Güney

Cast: Yılmaz Güney, Gülşen Alnıaçık, Tuncel Kurtiz, Osman Alyanak

Length: 100 minutes

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