On Fertile Lands (1980)

Movie


On Fertile Lands (1980)
Bereketli Topraklar Üzerinde (original title)

The tragic story of three farm worker who migrates from their village to the cotton land Çukurova.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Turkey
IMDb   7.7 /10
TheMovieDb    6.0 /10
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Creators
Director Erden Kiral
Writer Orhan Kemal
Writer Erden Kiral
Writer Tuncel Kurtiz
Writer Nuri Sezer
Writer Mahmut Tali Öngören
Information
Release Date2008-05-02
Runtime1h 55mins
GenreDrama
Content Rating
Awards10 wins & 1 nomination.
CompanyIrmak Film
CountryTurkey
LanguageTurkish
Erkan Yücel
Erkan Yücel
Yusuf

On Fertile Lands

On Fertile Lands (Turkish: Bereketli Topraklar Üzerinde) is a 1980 Turkish drama film, directed by Erden Kıral based on a story by Orhan Kemal, featuring Tuncel Kurtiz as the head of a group of day labourers looking for work in the Çukurova region. "The story," according to Rekin Teksoy, "became a legend about village farm labourers, their merciless conditions, their hopes, their pain and their goldenhearts." It won Grand Jury Prize for Best Screenplay at the Strasbourg Film Festival and two Golden Oranges at the 18th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival.


Awards

  • Strasbourg Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Best Screenplay: Erden Kıral (won)
  • Grand Jury Prize for Best Screenplay: Erden Kıral (won)
  • 18th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival Golden Orange for Best Director: Erden Kıral (won) Golden Orange for Best Supporting Actor: Yaman Okay (won)
  • Golden Orange for Best Director: Erden Kıral (won)
  • Golden Orange for Best Supporting Actor: Yaman Okay (won)