|Alma mater Istanbul University|
Siblings Cetin Karamanbey
Education Istanbul University
|Role Film director|
Name Metin Erksan
|Full Name Ismail Metin Karamanbey|
Born January 1, 1929 (1929-01-01) Canakkale, Turkey
Awards Golden Boll Award for Best Director (1969),Golden Orange Honorary Award (1987)
Died August 4, 2012, Bakirkoy, Istanbul, Turkey
Movies Dry Summer, Time to Love, Seytan, The Angel of Vengean, Dokuz Dagin Efesi
Similar People Omer Lutfi Akad, Halit Refig, Erol Tas, Hulya Kocyigit, Musfik Kenter
Ac hayat 1962 ayhan i k t rkan oray y netmen metin erksan
Metin Erksan (January 1, 1929 – August 4, 2012), born İsmail Metin Karamanbey, was a Turkish film director and art historian.
- Ac hayat 1962 ayhan i k t rkan oray y netmen metin erksan
- Metin erksan bir film ne zaman biter
Metin erksan bir film ne zaman biter
Erksan was born in Çanakkale. Following his graduation from Pertevniyal High School in Istanbul, he studied art history at Istanbul University.
Starting in 1947, he wrote in various newspapers and magazines on cinema. In 1952, he debuted in directing with the films Karanlık Dünya and Aşık Veysel’in Hayatı written by Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu. He directed two documentary films in 1954 with the title Büyük Menderes Vadisi.
Metin Erksan gained success with films depicting the problems of people from the countryside he adopted from the literature. Susuz Yaz won the Golden Bear Award in Berlin, Germany. Yılanların Öcü (1962) was awarded in 1966 at the Carthage Film Festival in Tunisia. He was named "Best Director" with his film Kuyu (1968) at the first edition of International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival. Along with renowned film director Halit Refiğ, he was credited as the representative of the national cinema in Turkey.
From 1970 on, he directed films aimed for commercial success. In 1974-1975, he filmed five Turkish stories (Hanende Melek by Sabahattin Ali, Geçmiş Zaman Elbiseleri by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Bir İntihar by Samet Ağaoğlu, Müthiş Bir Tren by Sait Faik Abasıyanık and Sazlık by Hulusi Koray) as short films for television. His 1977 film The Angel of Vengeance – The Female Hamlet was entered into the 10th Moscow International Film Festival. His 1974 horror movie Şeytan is known as the "Turkish Exorcist" due to the movies' similar plots.
He directed 42 films, 2 of which he produced himself; and he wrote the scripts of 29 films. He also starred in the 1998 film Alim Hoca as the title character.
He died on August 4, 2012 at the age of 83 in a hospital in Bakırköy, Istanbul, having been hospitalized ten days earlier with kidney failure.