Biography of Lütfi O. Akad (1916-2011)

Turkish filmmaker born in Istanbul in 1916 and died on 19 November 2011. Graduated in economics, Lütfi Ömer Akad worked for some time as an accountant in a Bank, until in 1946 he/she began to exercise criticism of film and theater in various publications. The circumstance fortuitous if required as financial advisor for a film production company will take you to professionally entering this world. After taking over the completion of a film begun by another director, Akad wheel Vurun Kahpeye (1949), his true operates premium, which is a real milestone in the history of the cinema Turkish by breaking with the traditional theatrical easement of previous productions and inaugurate a realist current in the bosom of the same. Kanun Namina (1952) and Öldüren Sehir (1953) will allow you to continue on the same line under the obvious influence of meat and the interwar French realism, even if you must switch these personal works with many others purely commercial. In fact, we should expect to 1966 so Akad offers us his masterpiece, Hudutlarin Kanunu, that uses the pretext of a history of smuggling to offer an interesting fresco on the underlying problems that stimulate and sustain such activity. From that moment, Akad surprises so with some films more than estimable, on all Vesikali Yarim (1968) and his trilogy on the rural exodus, Gelin (1973), Dügün (1974) and Diyet (1975). Recognized as master unchallenged by young Turkish filmmakers (Güney among them), Akad had the honor of seeing four of his films including in the selection of the ten best Turkish films of all time, established in 1974 by means of a survey among the critics in the country.

Filmography.

1948: Damga [started by Seyfi Havaeri]. 1949: Vurun Kahpeye.1950: Lukus Hayat.1951: Arzu ile Kamber; Tahir ile zuhre.1952: Kanun Namina; Ingiliz Kemal Lavrens'e Karsi.1953: Alti Olu Var / Ipsala Cinayeti; Katil; Calsin Sazlar; Olduren Sehir.1954: Bulgar Sadik; Vahsi Bir Kız Sevdim; Kardes Kursunu; Görünmeyen Adam Istanbul'da. 1955: Beyaz Mendil; Mechul Kadin; Kalbimin Sarkisi.1956: Ak Altin.1957: Kara Talih; Meyhanecinin Kizi.1958: Zumrut; Ana Kucagi.1959: Yalnizlar Rihtimi; Cilali Ibo'nun cilesi.1960: Yangin Var; Disi Kurt.1961: Sessiz Harp.1964: Tanrinin Basigi Orman.1965: Üç Tekerlekli Bisiklet (Co-Director); Sirat koprusu.1966: Hudutlarin Kanunu.1967: Kizilirmak-Karakoyun; Ana; Kurbanlik Katil.1968: Vesikali Yarim; Kader Boyle Istedi.1969: Seninle Olmek Istiyorum.1971: mother sees Kizlari; Bir Teselli see; Rüya Gibi; Mahsere Kadar; Vahsi cicek.1972: Yarali Kurt; Irmak.1973: Gökçe Çiçek; GELIN.1974: Esir Hayat; Dugun.1975: Diyet.1978: Pembe Incili Kaftan; Ferman; Topuz.1980: Yerle Gok Arasinda; Bir Ceza Avukatinin Anilari.1989: Dort Mevsim Istanbul.