Tag: TURKEY

August 25, 2020 / Drama
March 28, 2020 / Drama

As the Ottoman Empire comes to an end, an old servant spins a tale to keep the women in the Sultan’s harem distracted. The story is about Safiye, who first becomes the Sultan’s favorite concubine, and later the official wife. As she gains power and influence, she engages in a tryst with Nadir, the black eunuch. When the Empire falls, the Sultan escapes to Europe, leaving all the concubines behind. Safiye fights for their rights under the new order…

June 25, 2019 / Drama

In a village in eastern Turkey, tales of the economic success of Turks in Switzerland inspire Haydar to convince his wife Meryem that they must go. He sells their livestock and small plot of land in exchange for passage for two. He wants to leave their seven children in the care of the eldest and his parents; his father advises him to take one son to be educated in Europe, as economic insurance. The three set off for Istanbul, Milan, and Switzerland, stowing away on a ship. At Lake Como, they pay the rest of their money to unprincipled men who abandon them at an Alpine pass before a blizzard. Father and son are separated from Meryem. Will anyone reach the land of promise?

October 24, 2018 / Fantasy

Steeped in macabre mystery, The Serpent’s Tale wraps a political allegory in the dark cloth of a gothic, forbidding quest. Lamia Koprulu is the last in a line of aristocratic Ottomans. Her final hope for an heir, an illegitimate son, Haldun, has died in a boating accident. When an American stranger arrives with news that her son is alive, Lamia inspires a search that leads to a scroll containing dark secrets. 

October 13, 2018 / Action