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WAITING FOR

HEAVEN

CENNETİ BEKLERKEN
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DERVİŞ  Z AİM

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Director
DERVIS ZAIM:
 Derviş Zaim was born 1964 in Northern
Cyprus.
 He is both novelist and filmmaker.
 In 1995, his first novel won the prestigious
"Yunus Nadi" literary prize in Turkey.
 Dervis Zaim graduated from the Bogazici
University Department of Management .
 He earned a master ’ s degree in film and
cultural studies at the University of
Warwick in the UK .
 He currently teaches at Bilgi and Bogazici
Universities .


Filmography:

 1996 – Tabutta Rövaşata


("Somersault in a Coffin") - director,
screenwriter
 2000 – Filler ve Çimen ("Elephants
and Grass") - director, screenwriter,
producer
 2003 – Çamur ("Mud") - director,
screenwriter, producer
 2006 – Cenneti Beklerken ("Waiting
for Heaven") - director,
screenwriter, producer
 2007 – Nokta - director, screenwriter,
producer

TOPIC

 It is the story of an 17the Century


miniaturist (Nakkash), named Eflatun
Efendi.
 He is a Croatian recruit (devşirme).
 He is master miniaturist in Istanbul.
 He lost his wife and child.
 After their deaths, he abondoned his art
as miniaturist.
 To remember his wife and his son, he
depicted their pictures in western
style of painting although it was not
approved by Ottoman authorities.
“You are ordered and
required”
“Memur ve Mecbursun”
 He is appointed by the grand vizier
to paint the portrait of Prince
Danyal.
 Prince Danyal has led an uprising
against the sultan in Anatolia.
 Eflatun has no choice;
accompanied by bodyguards.
 He found himself at the center of
rebellions and disputes for the
throne.
Main Issues and
Themes
 Relationship between ritual and
real.
 For the Universe, both justice and
beauty require.
 “Cihana hem adalet hem güzellik
lazımdır.” (13)
 East and West division, differences
in arts.
Main characteristics
of Ottoman Miniature
Painting
 The concepts of “time and space”.
 Ottoman miniature painting brings
together different times and
spaces in one miniature painting.
(1:11)
 It is like dream.
 Although Ottoman miniature
painting has strict rules, it is
very subjective.
 “Ressam kafasındakini çizer,
karşısındakini değil.” (50)

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