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THE CARPETMAKER GIRL
- Director: Muhsin Ertuğrul
- TURKEY / 1953 / DCP / Colour / 87’ / Turkish; English s.t.
- Screenplay: Mebrure Sami Alevok
- Original Work: Vedat Nedim Tör
- Director of Photography: Cezmi Ar
- Music: Ferit Alnar
- Cast: Heyacan Başaran, Agah Hün, Sadri Alışık, Münir Özkul, Şükran Güngör, Suna Pekuysal, Asuman Korad, Altan Karındaş, Müfit Kiper, Kamran Yüce, Handan Uran, Mehdi Yeşildeniz, İbrahim Delideniz, Neriman Esen, Suad Taner, Ertuğrul Bilbağ, Kemal Tözen, K. Özelman, V.Haçikyan
- Production Co.: Doğan Kardeş
- World Sales: Yapı Kredi
Muhsin Ertuğrul, who was once the singlehandedly the most crucial name in Turkish Cinema, directed The Carpetmaker Girl, the first commercially released Turkish film in colour. Produced by Yapı Kredi and Doğan Kardeş Publishing, the film follows peasant girl Gül from Isparta to Istanbul and then Bursa, who gets into all kinds of trouble. Shot in Isparta, Uludağ and Belgrade Woods in Istanbul, using natural light even in the interiors, the film stars mainly a cast of in-house actors from Ertuğrul’s Küçük Sahne theatre company. It had its premiere at the Atlas Theatre on April 13, 1953. The Carpetmaker Girl, which was Ertuğrul’s final film, will be screened from a digital copy restored a second time courtesy of Yapı Kredi.
This film was a Meetings on the Bridge participant.