Film: Love Likes Coincidences
2011, Ömer Faruk Sorak, Turkey, 118 min.
With Mehmet Günsür, Belçim Bilgin
The second-highest grossing Turkish film of the year, LOVE LIKES COINCIDENCES is a full-throttle romance in the grand, fate-kissed tradition of AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER and AND NOW, MY LOVE. Aspiring actress Deniz (Bilgin) attends an Istanbul exhibit curated by successful photographer Ozgür and recognizes herself as a child in one of the photos. They discover that their destinies have been linked since the time they were born–on the same day at the same hospital in Ankara. They pursue a romance in spite of Deniz’s possessive fiancé and Ozgür’s heart condition, but fate steps in again when… We won’t give away more, except to wager that the film’s climax will leave you awash in tears, rain, and amazement. In Turkish with English subtitles. HDCAM video. (MR)