The Herd (1978 film)

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The Herd
Directed by
Produced by Yılmaz Güney
Written by Yılmaz Güney
Music by
Cinematography İzzet Akay
Edited by Zeki Ökten
Distributed by TurkishFilmChannel
Release date
  • September 27, 1978 (1978-09-27)
Running time
129 minutes
Country Turkey
Language Turkish

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 September 27, 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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