BIR ZAMANLAR CUKUROVA SERIES INTRODUCTION
Welcome to our new drama. This series is set in Adana which is a rich fertile agricultural area of Turkey situated in the middle of the Cukurova Plain, 709 kilometres (440 miles) from Istanbul. It gets its name from Adanus, son of the weather God Cronus.
The series is set in 1970 and based on the American movie “Days of Heaven”. Bir Zamanlar Cukurova is a story of two young lovers. Hilal Altinbilek (who plays Zuleyha ) and Ugur Gunes (who plays Yilmaz) who have fled Istanbul fearing for their lives. They board a train at the famous Haydarpasa Railway Station having no idea where they will get off. They alight in Adana. To avoid gossip they pretend to be brother and sister. They are employed in a large agricultural farm owned by Murat Unalmis (played by our lead actor Demir Yaman) and his mother Vehide Percin (who plays Hunkar.). It is here on this farm that our story unfolds.
The series is a Tim’s Production and is Directed by Evren Karabiyik, Murat Saracoglu and Faruk Teber, who have managed to set the time, place and location perfectly. The series has a warm rich feel which I think you will like. I am looking forward to reviewing this series every week for you here on Dizicentral. I hope you will join me in Episode 1.