Main Competition

The Poet’s Wife

by Helke Misselwitz , Germany, Turkey, 2021, 94’

The paintings of the artist Güler Yücel tell of weddings and funerals, olive harvests and almond blossoms, of her husband, the poet, and of herself, her love of life and wisdom. I can’t paint anything I haven’t seen, says Güler Yücel. She is a chronicler and a prophet, because her paintings describe the cycle of life that we find in everyday life. On the Turkish peninsula of Datça, over which the wind of two seas blows and the women have the say.

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