Born in 1963, Semih Kaplanoglu is one of the most acclaimed writer/director/ producers of contemporary filmmaking in Turkey. With his third feature film Egg (2007), which premiered at Cannes in 2008, he received Best Director awards at Fajr and Valdivia International Film Festival and the World Film Festival of Bangkok. The film received 30 awards in total including Turkey’s Golden Orange and Golden Tulip awards from the Antalya and Istanbul International Film Festival respectively. His feature film Milk premiered at the 2008 Venice International Film Festival and went on to win the FIPRESCI prize at the Istanbul International Film Festival. Honey (2010) is the third part of the Yusuf Trilogy (after Egg and Milk), which traces the origins of the soul. As with his previous films, Semih Kaplanoglu works without the use of music in Honey. He has also written many published articles on plastic arts and cinema.

Accolades

Semih Kaplanoğlu and Johannes Rexin and Bettina Brokemper
Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO, 2010

Honey (Bal)

Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO, 2010

Honey (Bal)

Winner, Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO, 2010 Yusuf is an only child who lives with his parents in an isolated mountain area.…

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Semih Kaplanoğlu
Best Director, 2010

Semih Kaplanoğlu

Best Director, 2010

Semih Kaplanoğlu

Honey (Bal)

Winner, Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO, 2010 Born in 1963, Semih Kaplanoglu is one of the most acclaimed writer/director/producers of contemporary filmmaking…

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Semih Kaplanoğlu and Johannes Rexin and Bettina Brokemper
Best Feature Film, 2010

Honey (Bal)

Best Feature Film, 2010

Honey (Bal)

Winner, Cultural Diversity under the patronage of UNESCO, 2010 Yusuf is an only child who lives with his parents in an isolated mountain area. For…

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Films

Honey
2010

Honey (Bal)

Turkey, Germany
2010

Honey (Bal)

Winner, Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO, 2010 Yusuf is an only child who lives with his parents in an isolated mountain area.…

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