He's a moralist like Ferrara. He's a realist like Bunuel. He's anti-trivial like Rossellini. But maybe only Dostoevsky is as unrelenting. For me, he and Lisandro Alonso are the two supreme filmmakers of the 21st century.
Turkish Demirkubuz dropped out of high school, and started working in a textile workshop. Then, he worked as a street vendor for some time. After the 1980 coup d'état, he was imprisoned without trial for three years at the age of 17 for alleged communist activities. At the time, he was studying Communications Engineering at Istanbul University. Following his graduation, he became involved with movie making. After working as an assistant director, he established his own production company, called "Mavi Film".