Last week we experienced a natural disaster that destroyed more than ten cities and claimed tens of thousands of lives. We have taken a break from our list of movies of the week in this process where solidarity is very important and people are trying to protect themselves as much as possible.

Of course, the pain we experience is indescribable, and this pain must first raise a question… All this destruction is, of course, devastating, because ultimately these “houses” are the graves of those who lived their lives for them. In these days, when we are dressing our own wounds, it is our duty to create conditions with our own hands in which we will not be subjected to this destruction once again, realizing ourselves as a society.

Movie suggestions in our articles, more specifically, in the movie recommendations we’ll be compiling; We will make sure that there are no entertaining and comedic elements that do not carry a social orientation or have a satirical aspect. However, we must say that the destruction experienced in such social events and situations is not only physical, but also goes a long way in protecting our mental health in such processes.

My condolences to all who have lost a friend, relative or even loved one in this disaster. A speedy recovery to all the victims of the earthquake and their loved ones.

In addition to our movie of the week recommendations, you can check out this article: Experts Say: What Psychological Illnesses Can Earthquake Victims Suffer?

1 Guy and Madeleine on a Park Bench (2009) – IMDB: 6.0

Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench, a 2009 independent romantic musical film that prefers to be black and white despite being a contemporary production; This is an impressive work written, produced, filmed and edited by Damien Chazelle, who made his directorial debut. The film, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, was able to achieve such success that it was deemed worthy of the Special Jury Prize at the Turin Film Festival despite its small budget of $60,000.

A jazz musician who forms an emotional connection with the shy Madeleine eventually seeks a more assertive lover; however, a series of surprises accompanied by music at each stage raises the possibility that the fates of the two lovers could have been written side by side.

2. Lamb – Lamb (2021) – IMDB: 6.3

Numi Rapace, Hilmir Sner Gudnason and Bjorn Hlinur Haraldsson are starring in the 2021 horror film directed by Valdimar Johannsson and also co-write the screenplay. Lamb debuted at the Cannes Film Festival where it won the Un Certain Regard – Originality award and was also nominated for an Academy Award by Iceland. In total, the film grossed $3 million at the box office.

Living with an indelible sadness on their face, Maria and her mute husband Ingvar’s life’s solace is working on a sheep farm in the remote, rugged, windy landscape of the Icelandic mountains. Their relationship, connected by a thread, gives way to indescribable joy with an inexplicable situation. In the midst of this new beginning, Ingvar’s troubled brother Petur arrives at the farm and casts a shadow over Maria and Ingvar’s happiness. What risk Maria and Ingvar for the sake of love in the face of this threat?

3. Nina Wu (2019) – IMDB: 6.5.

Nina Wu, a 2019 psychological drama film directed by Zhao Te-ying, also known as Midi Zi, is a work that premiered in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival.

Nina Wu is a girl who leaves her hometown’s small theater troupe to go to the big city to fulfill her dream of becoming a famous actress. His anticipation and loneliness, taking steps towards his goals, dragged him into a slight depression. Taking on the role of the heroine of a 1970s spy movie, Nina gives herself completely to the character. He faces a series of unfortunate events as he finally approaches his long-awaited stardom. Will Nina be able to fight discrimination imposed by gender roles, cope with the difficulties in her life?

4. Village – Village (2004) – IMDB: 6.6

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The Village is a 2004 thriller film written, directed and produced by acclaimed director M. Night Shyamalan. Nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Score for the soundtrack composed by James Newton Howard, the production was also ranked 2nd in Cahiers du Cinéma’s Top 10 Movies of 2004. The film, whose original title was The Forest, achieved significant box office success, grossing around $260 million despite its massive $60 million budget.

Residents of an unknown and abandoned town far, far away live by fairly strict rules. They must not leave the city or the monsters waiting outside the city will hunt them down. Between the inhabitants of this town, Lucius and Ivy, there is a strong emotional attraction. However, Noah, a mentally handicapped man who also has feelings for Ivy, attacks Lucius when he finds out they are in love. Lucius could die if Ivy, a brave blind woman, doesn’t overstep her bounds and find help to save Lucius.

5. Rose Water – Rose Water (2014) – IMDB: 6.6

Rosewater, a 2014 political drama film written, directed and produced by Jon Stewart; Although it performed poorly at the box office due to its income being capped at approximately $3 million, it received generally positive reviews. The play, which the Iranian government accused of being funded by the Zionists and that the film’s director worked for the CIA, was screened at the Telluride Film Festival and later at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Based on the true story of a journalist who was detained and brutally interrogated for 118 days in prison. Journalist Maziar Bahari was interrogated blindfolded for 4 months in the Evin prison, known for its cases of human rights violations. The only distinguishing feature of the executioner who captured him is the characteristic smell of rose water. As evidence of allegations of espionage against Maziar and his connection with the CIA, Iranian intelligence has an interview with a journalist and a piece of paper on a television program broadcast only in the United States.

6. Tetro (2009) – IMDB: 6.8.

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Tetro, written, directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola, legendary director of The Godfather; It is a 2009 film noir drama film starring Vincent Gallo, Alden Ehrenreich and Maribel Verdu. Tetro with a low income of $2.5 million; This is a joint production of the USA, Spain, Italy and Argentina. The production, nominated for a CICAE award at the Cannes Film Festival, was named one of the top ten films of 2009 by Cahiers du Cinéma.

While working as a waitress on a cruise ship, Benny makes a stop in Buenos Aires during the week of his 18th birthday. Meanwhile, he calls his older brother Tetro whom he hasn’t seen in years. Living with someone named Miranda, Tetro is an extinct human; He is sometimes warm and sometimes cold towards his brother. He introduces her as a “friend”, refuses to talk about their family, and tells Miranda to be empathetic about it. However, questions and thoughts about their father lead both brothers to questions. Benny will try to find out about his past and become a part of his brother’s life again. So everything is simple?

7. Polytechnique – Polytechnique (2009) – IMDB: 7.2

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Polytechnique is a 2009 drama film directed and directed by Denis Villeneuve. The film, starring Maxime Gaudette, Sebastien Huberdeau and Karine Vanasse, is based on real events. The film, which was nominated for a CICAE award at the Cannes Film Festival, won the Best Canadian Film of the Year award at the Toronto International Film Festival. Despite poor box office performance, the film received critical acclaim.

On December 6, 1989, a young misogynist, armed to the teeth, entered the Polytechnic College of Montreal with the intention of committing murder. While aiming at the feminists, the enraged assailant targeted nine female students and opened fire on them. Combining three different points of view, the film tells the shocking events of the Montreal Massacre; A ruthless killer who wants to kill as many women as possible is told through the eyes of a lucky Canadian engineer survivor, Valéry, and his classmate, Jean-Francois.

8. Arzhan – Money (1983) – IMDB: 7.4

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This tragedy, which earned Robert Bresson the Palme d’Or and the director’s award at the Cannes Film Festival, is also the director’s last film. Inspired by Tolstoy’s 1911 novel The Fake Coupon, the film received international acclaim. Christian Paty takes the lead in the production, which was chosen by Cahiers du Cinéma as the best film of 1983.

The film is about how the 500 franc note ruined a man’s life. Two teenagers unwittingly pass a counterfeit bill to a gas station attendant with a camera. The store manager, who is very good at distinguishing between fake and real banknotes, reports the situation to Yvon Targe, the fuel delivery officer who receives the money. Yvon must cover the store’s losses, and his need for money soon leads him to crime. As a result, Yvon, sentenced to three years in prison for aiding and abetting a bank robbery, was abandoned by his wife and sentenced to solitary confinement as a result of his angry behavior stemming from his trauma. As he is released, Yvon’s eyes fill with tears.

9. Argentina, 1985 (2022) – IMDB: 7.7.

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The 2022 historical drama Argentina 1985, which was nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe, Golden Lion and BAFTA Award for Best International Feature Film, premiered at the Venice International Film Festival. The film, which is streaming on Amazon Prime Video, is directed by Santiago Mitre and stars Ricardo Darin, Peter Lanzani, Alejandra Flechner and Norman Brisky.

Inspired by a true story, this film is set in the days when the newly formed government of the Argentine Republic began to prosper after the overthrow of the military dictatorship in 1983. Along with newly appointed Federal Attorney General Julio César Strasser and his deputy, Deputy Attorney Luis Moreno Ocampo, he is tasked with spearheading an investigation into the brutal military dictatorship that has plunged Argentina into chaos for almost a decade. The strongest and most dangerous men behind bars. A big threat to them was also the search for justice for the crimes committed during the dirty war of 1976-1983 by young lawyers who found themselves in the wilderness.

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