HOPE (Yilmaz Güney, Serif Gören, 1970)

Perhaps still the preëminent masterpiece of Turkish cinema, and among cinema’s most trenchant portraits of desperate poverty, Umut revolves around Cabbar, a horse-driven cab driver who is dispossessed of his livelihood—a victim of classist authority when the police blame him after a reckless rich man runs over and kills his horse. However, Cabbar also is […]