Friday, 15.03.2019 at 7:00pm
OV with English subtitles
Film: My Son Osman / Oğlum Osman
Director: Yücel Çakmaklı
At the end of his engineering course in Germany, Osman returns to his conservative Muslim family in Turkey. Upon his arrival, however, his parents notice a complete change in their son. Osman is only interested in women, alcohol and gambling, seeing his return to his Turkish identity as a regression. After a fight with his parents, Osman moves back to his girlfriend Helga in Germany. Yet soon he changes his perspective, embarking on a journey to rediscover his lost Turkish-Islamic roots.
Yücel Çakmaklı (1937-2009), born in Anatolian Afyonkarahisar, founded in 1964 the genre “Millî Sinema” (National-Islamic Cinema), dedicated to the Anatolian-Islamic reality of the country and its rich history. Çakmaklı created numerous series and feature films that primarily dealt with islamic-conservative attitudes and were historically motivated. In his earlier films, Çakmaklı’s characters convert from Westernized individuals to devout Muslims.