Tunç Başaran

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Tunç Başaran (born in October 1, 1938) is a Turkish screenwriter, film director, film producer and actor.

Tunç Başaran at the opening ceremony of the 2008 Istanbul International Film Festival

Biography[edit]

After attending the Faculty of Literature for a while he left school and started working as a script writer for the director Memduh Ün. He then continued to be the assistant of Memduh Ün for a long time. Meanwhile, he also worked as assistant for such directors as Ömer Lütfi Akad, Halit Refiğ, Atıf Yılmaz, Ertem Göreç. In 1964 he directed his first feature Survival. By 1962, he had directed about 40 films. After 1972, he switched to commercials. He directed Don't Let Them Shoot The Kite in 1989. He is currently serving on the advisory board of the Istanbul International Film Festival.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Director[edit]

  • On Korkusuz Adam (1964) ... a.k.a. Ten Fearless Men (International: English title)
  • Kara Memed (1964)
  • Hayat Kavgası (1964) ... a.k.a. The Struggle to Live
  • On Korkusuz Kadın (1965) ... a.k.a. Ten Fearless Women (International: English title)
  • Murtaza (1965)
  • Konyakçı (1965)
  • Horasan'ın Üç Atlısı (1965)
  • Vatan Kurtaran Aslan (1966)
  • Kanunsuz Yol (1966)
  • Fatih'in Fedaisi (1966)
  • Kara Davut (1967)
  • Elveda (1967)
  • Büyük Kin (1967)
  • Gönüllü Kahramanlar (1968)
  • Tarkan (1969)
  • Hazreti Ali (1969)
  • Allah'in Aslanı Ali (1969)
  • Acı İle Karışık (1969)
  • Üç Kral Serseri (1970)
  • Küçük Hanımın Şoförü (1970)
  • Gönül Meyhanesi (1970)
  • Gölgedeki Adam (1970)
  • Cafer Bey (1970)
  • On Küçük Şeytan (1971)
  • Korkusuz Kaptan Swing (1971) ... a.k.a. Courageous Captain Swing (USA: literal English title)
  • Ayşecik ve Sihirli Cüceler Rüyalar Ülkesinde (1971) ... a.k.a. Ayşecik and the Bewitched Dwarfs in Dreamland ... a.k.a. Ayşecik in the Land of the Magic Dwarfs (USA: literal English title) ... a.k.a. The Turkish Wizard of Oz (USA: video box title)

... a.k.a. Turkish Wizard of Oz (USA: bootleg title)

  • Gece List of Turkish films of 1972
  • Şehvet (1972)
  • Demir Yumruk: Devler Geliyor (1973) ... a.k.a. Iron Fist: The Giants Are Coming (USA: literal English title)
  • Biri ve Diğerleri (1987) ... a.k.a. One and the Others
  • Uçurtmayı Vurmasınlar (1989) ... a.k.a. Don't Let Them Shoot the Kite (International: English title: festival title)
  • Piyano Piyano Bacaksız (1990) ... a.k.a. Piano Piano Kid (USA) ... a.k.a. Softly, Softly Little One
  • Uzun İnce Bir Yol (1991) ... a.k.a. A Long Narrow Path
  • Sen de Gitme (1995) ... a.k.a. Don't Leave Triandfilis

... a.k.a. Ne pars pas, Triandfilis (France) ... a.k.a. Please Don't Go

  • Azmi (1995) (mini) TV Series
  • Kaçıklık Diplomasi (1998)
  • Abuzer Kadayıf (2000)
  • Üç Kişilik Aşk (2004) (TV)
  • Teberik Şanssız (2004)
  • Büyülü Fener (2005)
  • Sinema Bir Mucizedir (2005)

Screenwriter[edit]

  • Kara Memed (1964)
  • Kanunsuz Yol (1966)
  • Büyük Kin (1967)
  • Gönüllü Kahramanlar (1968)
  • Acı İle Karışık (1969)
  • Üç Kral Serseri (1970)
  • Gönül Meyhanesi (1970)
  • Cafer Bey (1970)
  • Şehvet (1972)
  • Demir Yumruk: Devler Geliyor (1973) ... a.k.a. Iron Fist: The Giants Are Coming (USA: literal English title)
  • Uçurtmayı Vurmasınlar (1989) ... a.k.a. Don't Let Them Shoot the Kite (International: English title: festival title)
  • Piyano Piyano Bacaksız (1990) ... a.k.a. Piano Piano Kid (USA) ... a.k.a. Softly, Softly Little One
  • Uzun İnce Bir Yol (1991) ... a.k.a. A Long Narrow Path
  • Kaçıklık Diplomasi (1998)

Actor[edit]

  • Beş Kardeştiler (1962)
  • Rıfat Diye Biri (1962) ... a.k.a. A Person Named Rıfat (International: English title)
  • Bire On Vardı (1963)

Producer[edit]

  • Uçurtmayı Vurmasınlar (1989) ... a.k.a. Don't Let Them Shoot the Kite (International: English title: festival title)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ (eds.) Pinhas, Yusuf; Omaç, Nuray (2008-03-01). 27th Istanbul International Film Festival Catalogue. Istanbul, Turkey: Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts. p. 388. ISBN 978-975-6373-70-5. 

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Tunç Başaran on IMDb

Awards
Preceded by
not held
Golden Boll Award
for Best Director

1992
for Piano Piano Bacaksız
shared with Yusuf Kurçenli
Succeeded by
Memduh Ün
Preceded by
Kadir Sözen
Golden Boll Award
for Best Director

1996
for Sen de Gitme
Succeeded by
Zeki Demirkubuz
Preceded by
Canan Gerede
Golden Orange Award
for Best Director

1996
for Sen de Gitme
Succeeded by
Ferzan Özpetek