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New Cinema in Turkey

Filmmakers and Identities between Urban and Rural Space

Author(s): Giovanni Ottone

Book Description

New Cinema in Turkey: Filmmakers and Identities between Urban and Rural Space focuses, with a very precise overview, on Turkish cinema that, since the mid-’90s, has seen the emergence and consolidation of a strong and original authorship, which has been accompanied by a growing recognition at the international level. This is a personal cinema, which, with a wide variety of styles and approaches to storytelling, addresses the issues of identity in a country that is in a crucial phase of its history, in both social and political terms.

The book presents a critical assessment of the last twenty years of the “New Turkish Auteur Cinema” by comparing the so-called “third generation”, the directors born in the early ’60s, to a fourth generation of directors, born in the ’70s and ’80s, who, in the great majority, made their debut in the last decade. As such, this study represents the most up-to-date English language book on Turkish cinema.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-1272-6
ISBN-10: 1-4438-1272-2
Date of Publication: 01/01/2017
Pages / Size: 123 / A5
Price: £45.99


Giovanni Ottone is an Italian film critic and member of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI). He currently contributes film criticism to Italian publications, including Vivilcinema, Cinecritica and the site His areas of expertise include Latin American, Spanish, Turkish, Israeli and Scandinavian cinema. He is the author and co-author of Cinema and Migration in North and South America (2000); Argentinean Cinema in 1990s (2001); Brazilian Cinema’s Roots (2003); Terra Brasil 95–05. Brazilian Cinema Renaissance (2005); Contemporary Argentinean Cinema and Leonardo Favio’s work (2006); España Cinema 2007: New Filmmakers and Old Maestros (2007); Argentina rodante – New Argentinean Cinema 2004–2008 (2008); and Winter’s Lights – Scandinavian Contemporary Cinema (2009). A Festival programmer, Giovanni Ottone is also a member of the Pesaro International Film Festival’s selection board.