CEYDA ASLI KILIÇKIRAN, ONE OF VERY FEW FEMALE DIRECTORS OF TURKEY, IS THE ONLY TURKISH DIRECTOR WORKING ON WOMAN AND SPIRITUALISM
Being considered as one of very few women directors in Turkey, KILIÇKIRAN is the .TURKISH DIRECTOR who focuses Woman and REALISATION. Therefore, her works are on the identity, equality and the liberty of the Turkish women.
Graduated from Istanbul University department of English literature, she then wrote for publications such as Daily News and Middle East journal on women in the Middle East:
She was brought in charge as the editor in chief for CIDC INSIGHT journal: She acted as an advertisement writer and began to shoot advertisements for TVs . She has been filming her own scripts for the last five years and she is also known as the youngest female director of the Turkish Cinema:
The following are her awarded works as a script writer and director;
I LOVE MY INDEPENDENCE AND YOU: Denver Film Festival USA
WATERMARK: Festival Les Toiles De Mer 2005 France
A PATCH OF FREEDOM Nominee of 42nd Antalya Film Festival Turkey
WHILST ON MY WAY: The film is about a young woman working on a project on quantum physics and underlines the conflict between what the society pushes her to be and what she wants to be. Society makes her stay within a limited circle while she has a universal vision of life. Despite been filmed in 2006, the post production of the film has just finished since the production company confiscated the original copy.The film has a deep metaphor and is dedicated to Asena, the woman writer who wrote books on the equality and freedom of the Turkish women. The director could just complete her post production with another copy.
THE LOCK: The director completed the film in 2008. The film is about AFİFE JALE, the first Muslim woman actress on stage who fought against the radicals until the end of her life since the Muslim women were banned to be on stage in the era.. JALE is a liberal woman who is in trouble with the fundamentalists.
The film has been awarded the best women work of the year by the Turkey’s Women’s Library and Information Centre Foundation