The Herd (film)

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The Herd
Directed by
Produced byYılmaz Güney
Written byYılmaz Güney
Music by
Cinematographyİzzet Akay
Edited byZeki Ökten
Distributed byTurkishFilmChannel
Release date
  • 27 September 1978 (1978-09-27)
Running time
129 minutes

The Herd (Turkish: Sürü) is a 1978 Turkish drama film, written, produced and co-directed by Yılmaz Güney with Zeki Ökten during Güney's second imprisonment, featuring Tarık Akan as a peasant, forced by a local blood feud to sell his sheep in far away Ankara. The film, which went on nationwide general release on 27 September 1978 (1978-09-27), was screened in competition at the 30th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won Interfilm and OCIC Awards, the Locarno International Film Festival, where it won Golden Leopard and Special Mention, was scheduled to compete in the cancelled 17th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, for which it received 6 Belated Golden Oranges, including Best Film and Best Director, was awarded the BFI Sutherland Trophy and was voted one of the 10 Best Turkish Films by the Ankara Cinema Association.


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