BİRSEN KAYA The Queen Of Adventure Movies Poster


Birsen Kaya is the second woman director after Bilge Olgaç in Turkish cinema. Birsen Kaya started her career as an assistant in Halit Reriğ's film "Gürbet Kuşları" in 1964, which was the brightest years of Yeşilçam. After working in 200 films as an assistant to many directors between 1964-1970, she directed the film "İntikam Derler Adıma" in 1970. These years were the difficult times of Yeşilçam cinema. The old splendor of our cinema was gone. This situation caused the face of cinema to change and genre films, especially avant-garde films, were in vogue. Birsen Kaya has written her name in the history of our cinema as a woman director who made films in the avant-garde genre in a male-dominated structure and in the world of men.


  • Director Sabire Soytok
  • Running Time

Show Info


Sabire Soytok

Sabire Soytok

He was born in Izmir. He graduated from Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Cinema-TV Photography. He worked as a lecturer among the founders of Erciyes University Faculty of Fine Arts Cinema / TV Department between 1994-1998. In 2000, he transferred to Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Cinema/TV. His studies on directors such as M. Haneke, Almodovar, Demirkubuz, Kieslowski, Kierostami, Gobhadi etc. and articles on Iranian and Polish Cinemas were published in various magazines. He shot documentaries and worked as a copywriter. Soytok is currently working at Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Film Design and Directing, and gives lectures at undergraduate, graduate and doctorate programs.