1970 Umut 1971 Kaçaklar 1971 Vurguncular 1974 Endişe 1975 Köprü 1976 Deprem 1976 Taksi Şoförü 1976 İki Arkadaş 1977 İstasyon 1977 Nehir 1978 Evlidir Ne Yapsa Yeridir 1978 Gelincik 1978 Derdim Dünyadan Büyük 1978 Derviş Bey 1979 Aşkı Ben Yarattım 1979 Almanya
Acı Vatan 1981 Kır Gönlünün Zincirini 1981 Feryada Gücüm Yok 1981 Herhangi Bir Kadın 1982 Yol (Yılmaz Güney tutuklu olduğu için) 1982 Alişan 1982 Tomruk 1983 Güneşin Tutulduğu Gün 1984 Derman 1984 Güneş Doğarken 1984 Firar 1984 Gizli Duygular 1985 Kurbağalar 1985 Yılanların Öcü 1986 Sen Türkülerini Söyle 1986 Kan 1986 Adem ile Havva 1986 Umut Sokağı 1987 Beyoğlu’nun Arka Yakası 1987 On Kadın 1987 Katırcılar 1988 Polizei 1990 Abuk Sabuk 1 Film 1993 Amerikalı 2011 Ay Büyürken Uyuyamam
(Path with Unknown Story)
FILMS SHOWN IN FESTIVAL ON WHEELS
Born in Ksanthi in 1944, Şerif Gören attended the Istanbul High School for Boys and began his film career in 1962 as an editor. He made the transition to directing somewhat unwittingly in 1974 when Yılmaz Güney was arrested while shooting the film Endişe (Anxiety). Gören was then pitched from the post of second director into assuming full responsibility for finishing the film by himself. His performance drew attention, and Endişe (Anxiety) came away from the 12th Antalya Film Festival with awards for Best Director and Best Film. Gören has directed 37 films to date across a cross-section of genres ranging from melodrama to comedy. Throughout his career, he has made a point of addressing social problems in his choice of themes, although the films he made in the late 1970s – notably Derviş Bey and Köprü (The Bridge) – had a greater emphasis on the clash between the popular and intellectual classes. In 1981, he made Yol, a film based on the screenplay by Yılmaz Güney, which won the Golden Palme in 1982, one of the biggest awards ever garnered in the history of Turkish cinema. Amerikalı (The American), his most recent film, which was made in 1993, was the first local film to prove a major box office hit. Gören’s favoured themes typically include social change, the struggle between man and nature, and woman’s place in society.