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International Award-Winning Turkish Films: Güneşe Yolculuk

1999; Drama

The film, directed and scripted by Yeşim Ustaoğlu, is among the award-winning Turkish productions. The movie starring Nazmi Kırık, Nevruz Baz, Mizgin Kapazan and Ara Güler. It tells the story of the encounter of two young people coming to Istanbul from the west  and east, which are the two ends of Turkey, and the friendship and solidarity they show in the face of social events.

If you want to witness the friendship of two people from different cultures while they struggle for life,  Güneşe Yolculuk (Journey to the Sun) is perfect for you!


  • 49th Berlin Film Festival, Special Jury Prize
  • Jerusalem Film Festival, Peace Prize
  • Sao Paulo International Film Festival, International Jury Prize
  • Festroia – Troia International Film Festival, Special Jury Prize


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