This article discusses the concept of the national as a discourse in Turkish cinema that has been constructed back in 1965, by the film critics, by filmmakers and finally by today’s theoretical standards. The study looks at Metin Erksan's Time to Love (Sevmek Zamani) and discusses these questions: Is what can be called part of national film culture and identity? Is defining a film part of national heritage a modernist act that is also related to theories of nationalism? Is what makes a film national a stylistic application of a particular genre (such as melodrama)? Does the allure of the film come from the construction of a hero-cult after a director deemed to be national?
|Translated title of the contribution||An Auteur in Search of a Nation: Metin Erksan's Time to Love (1965)|
|Title of host publication||Türk Film Araştırmalarında Yeni Yönelimler 1|
|Place of Publication||İstanbul|
|Number of pages||109|
|Publication status||Published (in print/issue) - 1 Apr 2001|