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Şerif Gören

Şerif Gören (born 1944 in Xanthi, Greece) is a Turkish film director. Aside from important films under his own signature, he is also the winner of the Palme d'Or ("Golden Palm") award in Cannes Film Festival in 1982 for the film Yol, which he had directed on behalf of Yılmaz Güney, who at the time was serving a prison sentence for the murder of Yumurtalık judge Safa Mutlu.[1]

Gören started his film career as an editor, and then continued as an assistant director. He directed his first film "Endişe" (The Anxiety) in 1974. He directed more than thirty films in a decade.


  • Filmography 1
  • Footnotes 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


  • Umut (1970) (co-director for Yılmaz Güney)
  • Endişe (The Anxiety) (1974)
  • Köprü (The Bridge) (1975)
  • Deprem (The Earthquake) (1976)
  • İki Arkadaş (Two Friends) (1976)
  • Taksi Şoförü (Taxi Driver) (1976/I)
  • İstasyon (1977)
  • Nehir (The River) (1977)
  • Derdim Dünyadan Büyük (1978)
  • Gelincik (1978)
  • Almanya, Acı Vatan (1979)
  • Aşkı Ben mi Yarattım? (1979)
  • Kır Gönlünün Zincirini (1980)
  • Feryada Gücüm Yok (1981)
  • Herhangi Bir Kadın (1981)
  • Yılanı Öldürseler (1981)
  • Yol (1982) (on behalf of Yılmaz Güney)
  • Alişan (1982)
  • Tomruk (1982)
  • Derman (1983)
  • Güneşin Tutulduğu Gün (1983)
  • Firar (The Escape) (1984)
  • Güneş Doğarken (While The Sun Rises) (1984)
  • Kurbağalar (The Frogs) (1985)
  • Adem İle Havva (Adam and Eve) (1986)
  • Kan (The Blood) (1986)
  • On Kadın (Ten Women) (1987)
  • Polizei (1988, Germany)
  • Abuk Sabuk Bir Film (1990)
  • Amerikalı (The American) (1993)
  • Kırık Ayna (2002) (mini) TV Series
  • Serseri Aşıklar (2003) (mini) TV Series


  1. ^ Özgür Politika, Turkish language Kurdish daily formerly published in Germany 9 September 2004


  • Who is who database - Biography of Şerif Gören (Turkish)

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Preceded by
Ömer Lütfi Akad
Golden Orange Award
for Best Director

for Endişe
Succeeded by
Atıf Yılmaz
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