Ümit Ünal

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Ümit Ünal

Ümit Ünal (born 14 April 1965 in Turkey), is a film director, screenwriter and author. He is the scriptwriter for eight Turkish feature films including Teyzem (My Aunt) (1986), Hayallerim, Askim ve Sen (My Dreams, My Love and You) (1987). His first feature film as a director is 9 which won many awards in various film festivals and was the Official Turkish Entry for the 2003 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He wrote and directed seven feature films including Istanbul Tales (Anlat İstanbul), Ara, Gölgesizler (Shadowless), Ses (The Voice) and Nar (The Pomegranate).

He published four books.

He currently works as a freelance director/writer, living in Istanbul.


As director[edit]

As writer[edit]

Published books[edit]

  • Amerikan Güzeli (American Beauty) (1993) (Stories, Oglak Publishing)
  • Aşkın Alfabesi (The Alphabet of Love) (1996) (Novel, İyi Seyler Publishing)
  • Kuyruk (The Tail) (2001) (Novel, Oglak Publishing)
  • Işık Gölge Oyunları (Light And Shadow Play) (2012) (Autobiography, Yapı Kredi Publishing)

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