Girl With The Red Scarf, The

A classic, about love and devotion that one won't get tired of watching time and again...never to become out-of-date. Atıf Yılmaz, adapting the story from famous Soviet writer Cengiz Aytmatov's novel, embroiders the screen with one of the most beautiful love stories ever. It is claimed that French poet Aragon, named The Girl with the Red Scarf as the most beautiful love story in the world. First we are pulled into the world of a driver carrying sand with his truck for a dam-construction, Ilyas, his wife Asya and their son Samet. Asya and Ilyas' love that once could have partaken in legends, is now threatened by jealousy, alcohol, infidelity. When Ilyas, who actually loves his wife greatly, with his weakening character and problems at work, abandons her, she is left alone with a child, hopeless. For days she awaits his return... Her meeting Cemşit whom her son will know as his father and her affair with him will change everything forever. Ilyas reappears years later, demanding the return of wife and child. His reappearance will trigger the questions that have resided in the heart and mind of mankind; what is love? Who is a lover, a husband, a father...and which is harder, to come back or not... The triad of Türkan Şoray, Kadir Inanır, Ahmet Mekin, diverts attention to the film with their superb performances and outstanding balance. The Girl with the Red Scarf is a film that sends a quiver through the viewer with Cahit Berkay's music and Atıf Yılmaz's distinguished touch felt at all times. A last note about the film; the cute little boy Samet in The Girl with the Red Scarf was performed by Elif Inci, the daughter of one of the famous actors, Bilal Inci, she later on continued her stage career in the following years.

Atif Yilmaz

Ali Özgentürk

Çetin Tunca

Yeşilçam Filmcilik İstiklal Cad. Bekar Sok. No:12/1 Beyoğlu İstanbul

Ahmet Mekin
Hülya Tuğlu
Kadir Believe
Nurhan Nur
Türkan Şoray

2. Cahit Berkay

Best Cinematography
Best Director
Best Second Film Antalya Best Actress Taşkent

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