After a couple of years as a copywriter for advertising companies, he switched over to cinema in 1986 to become an assistant cameraman for two award-winning documentary films. Kaplanoğlu's debut feature AWAY FROM HOME was awarded Best Director in Singapore IFF in 2001. His second feature ANGEL'S FALL premiered in 2005 Berlinale Forum. Between 2005 and 2010 he produced and directed the Yusuf Trilogy. YUMURTA (Egg), the first film in the trilogy premiered in Cannes and won Best Director awards in Fajr, Valdivia and Bangkok film festivals. The trilogy’s second film SÜT (Milk) premiered in Venice IFF. BAL (Honey), the third part won the Golden Bear Award in 60th Berlinale IFF. He was a jury member in 2013 Cannes Film Festival Cinefondation and Short Films. He also is member of the European Film Academy as well as Asia Pacific Screen Academy.
Asli, a young mother who is trying to find a nanny to get back to work, finally meets young Gulnihal. Gulnihal is also a mother. With Gulnihal coming into her life, Asli faces her secrets which she has been avoiding herself.
A film by Semih Kaplanoglu
2021 - Turkey - Drama
Making his living from gardening and farming in the land he inherited from his father, Hasan tries to get rid of the power pole that is going to be installed in the midst of his land. His impending voyage to Mecca for pilgrimage leads to soul searching into his past.
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