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Date produced: 1969

Filmmaker(s):

Sezer Tansuğ

Tonguç Yaşar

Duration:

3 minutes 7 seconds

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Country of Production:

Turkey

Languages:

Turkish

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Optical

Awards/Recognition:

2. Adana Altınkoza Film Festivali (1970), Kısa Metrajlı Filmler Yarışması, En İyi Film Ödülü [The 2nd Adana Golden Boll Film Festival (1970), Short Film Contest - Best Film Prize]

3. Adana Altınkoza Film Festivali (1970), Kısa Metrajlı Filmler Yarışması, Jüri Özel Ödülü [The 3rd Adana Golden Boll Film Festival (1970), Short Film Contest - Special Jury Prize]

9th Annecy International Animated Film Festival (1973)

Sinematek Dijital Sinema Kütüphanesi [Sinematek Digital Cinema Library]

Description:

“The question ‘How was the mentü ship Steered’ bears two meanings: as inference in the sense of ‘faith,’ as well as the relation between the notions of ‘imagery, logos, and action.’ The answer is ‘divine love,’ regardless of the form of the question: the Amentü ship is navigated by the love of God. ” Zeynep Gemuhluoglu, tsa.org: https://www.tsa.org.tr/en/yazi/yazidetay/67/%EF%BF%BD%EF%BF%BDmentu-gemisi-nasil-yurudu (16 Oct 2019).

Resources:

https://www.tsa.org.tr/en/yazi/yazidetay/67/%EF%BF%BD%EF%BF%BDmentu-gemisi-nasil-yurudu (30 November 2019, English).

Locations:

  • Istanbul/Turkey (Filming)

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Screenings:

  • 2. Adana Altınkoza Film Festivali (1970), Kısa Metrajlı Filmler Yarışması [The 2nd Adana Golden Boll Film Festival (1970), Short Film Contest], Adana/Turkey
  • 3. Adana Altınkoza Film Festivali (1970), Kısa Metrajlı Filmler Yarışması [The 3rd Adana Golden Boll Film Festival (1970), Short Film Contest] , Adana/Turkey
  • 9th Annecy International Animated Film Festival (1973) , Adana/Turkey

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Viewing Notes:

The voice-over narration of a Turkish poem about Amentü Gemisi [the Amentü Ship], synthesized with the melody emulating Turkish classical music, accompanies the film’s calligraphic sequences.

Amentü Gemisi Nasıl Yürüdü? [How Was the Amentü Ship Steered?] is generally regarded as one of the earliest animation films in Turkish cinema history.

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