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Cahide Sonku

Cahide Sonku

First female film director and producer
"I would like to be applauded after my death as well!"

Date of Birth: 27/12/1916 1916

Place of Birth: Sana, Yemen

Date of Death: 18/03/1981 1981

Place of Death: Istanbul

Burial Site: Zincirlikuyu Cemetery, Istanbul

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Cahide Sonku

Field of Activity

Director, scriptwriter and producer
  • 1949 Cahide Sonku set up Güneş Film Company with Sırrı Tulpar
  • 1950 Cahide Sonku set up Sonku Film Company
Director Filmography
  • 1956 Büyük Sır, Sonku Film
  • 1953 Beklenen Şarkı, Sonku Film
  • 1951 Vatan ve Namık Kemal, Sonku Film
  • 1949 Fedakar Ana, Güneş Film
Producer Filmography
  • 1956 Kara Çalı, Sonku Film
  • 1956 Büyük Sır, Sonku Film
  • 1955 İlk Ve Son, Sonku Film
  • 1954 Bozkurt Obası, Sonku Film
  • 1953 Beklenen Şarkı, Sonku Film
  • 1952 Kahpenin Kızı, Sonku Film
  • 1952 Günahını Ödeyen Adam, Sonku Film
  • 1951 Vatan ve Namık Kemal, Sonku Film
  • 1951 Güldağlı Cemile, Sonku Film
  • 1949 Fedakar Ana, Güneş Film
Scriptwriter Filmography
  • 1951 Vatan ve Namık Kemal
Actress Filmography
  • 1977 Yeşilçam Sokağı, Director: Ülkü Erakalın, Screenplay: Ülkü Erakalın
  • 1971 Mıstık, Director: Ülkü Erakalın, Screenplay: Bülent Oran
  • 1967 Bizansı Titreten Yiğit, Director: Muharrem Gürses, Screenplay: Muharrem Gürses
  • 1967 Serseriler Kralı, Director: Mehmet Dinler, Screenplay: Osman F. Seden
  • 1966 Sokak Kızı, Director: Ülkü Erakalın, Screenplay: Hamdi Değirmencioğlu
  • 1966 At Avrat Silah, Director: Yılmaz Güney, Screenplay: Yılmaz Güney
  • 1966 Çalıkuşu, Director: Osman F. Seden, Screenplay: Osman F. Seden
  • 1966 El Kızı, Director: Nejat Saydam, Screenplay: Nejat Saydam
  • 1966 Kovboy Ali, Director: Yılmaz Atadeniz, Screenplay: Yılmaz Güney, Aykut Düz
  • 1966 Sevda Çiçeğim, Director: Kemal Kan, Screenplay: Nilüfer Badur
  • 1965 Sevgim ve Gururum, Director : Süreyya Duru, Screenplay: Erdoğan Tünaş
  • 1965 Beyaz Atlı Adam, Director: Remzi Jöntürk, Screenplay: Remzi Jöntürk
  • 1965 Düşman Kardeşler Director: Semih Evin, Screenplay: Semih Evin
  • 1965 Korkusuzlar, Director: Semih Evin, Screenplay: Semih Evin
  • 1965 Yahya Peygamber, Director: Hüseyin Peyda, Screenplay: Yahya Benekay
  • 1962 Ayşecik Yavru Melek, Director: Osman F. Seden, Screenplay: Hamdi Değirmencioğlu, Erdoğan Tünaş
  • 1956 Büyük Sır, Sonku Film, Director: Cahide Sonku, Screenplay: Sadık Şendil
  • 1955 İlk ve Son, Sonku Film, Director: Atıf Yılmaz, Screenplay: Atıf Yılmaz, Sadık Şendil
  • 1956 Kara Çalı, Sonku Film, Director: Sami Ayanoğlu, Screenplay: Sami Ayanoğlu
  • 1953 Beklenen Şarkı, Sonku Film, Director: Cahide Sonku, Screenplay: Sadık Şendil
  • 1954 Bozkurt Obası, Sonku Film, Director: Sami Ayanoğlu, Screenplay: Sami Ayanoğlu
  • 1952 Kahpenin Kızı, Sonku Film, Director: Kani Kıpçak, Screenplay: Perihan Tedü
  • 1952 Günahını Ödeyen Adam, Director, C. Y. Kostanof, Screenplay: C. Y. Kostanof
  • 1951 Vatan ve Namık Kemal, Director: Cahide Sonku, Screenplay: Cahide Sonku
  • 1949 Fedakar Ana, Güneş Film, Director: Cahide Sonku, Screenplay: Seyfi Havaeri
  • 1947 Yuvamı Yıkamazsın, Director: Kani Kıpçak, Screenplay: Kani Kıpçak
  • 1946 Kızılırmak-Karakoyun, Director: Muhsin Ertuğrul, Screenplay: Nazım Hikmet Ran
  • 1946 Senede Bir Gün, Director: Ferdi Tayfur, Screenplay: İhsan İpekçi
  • 1945 Yayla Kartalı, Director, Muhsin Ertuğrul, Screenplay: Necdet Mahfi Ayral
  • 1942 Kıskanç, Director: Muhsin Ertuğrul, Screenplay: Nazım Hikmet Ran
  • 1940 Akasya Palas, Director, Muhsin Ertuğrul, Screenplay: Necdet Mahfi Ayral
  • 1940 Şehvet Kurbanı, Director: Muhsin Ertuğrul, Screenplay: Mümtaz Osman (Nazım Hikmet Ran)
  • 1939 Bir Kavuk Devrildi, Director: Muhsin Ertuğrul, Screenplay: Nazım Hikmet Ran
  • 1934 Bataklı Damın Kızı Aysel, Director: Muhsin Ertuğrul, Screenplay: Nazım Hikmet Ran
  • 1933 Söz Bir, Allah Bir, Director: Muhsin Ertuğrul, Screenplay: Nazım Hikmet Ran
Cahide Sonku as Theater Company Owner
  • 1963 Cahide Sonku set up Cahitler Theatre in Lüleburgaz with Cahit Irgat
  • Awards

    • 1948 Best Actress Award in the first national film competition.
    • 1951 Star Magazine Best Actress Award
    • 1951 Star Magazine Best Actress Award for Vatan ve Namık Kemal
    • 1979 Scriptwriters Association (SİYAD) Cahide Sonku Special Award

    Memberships

    (No information available)

    Education

    (No information available)

    Contributions to Society

    (No information available)

    Family and Friends

    • Mother:(No information available)
    • Father: (No information available)
    • Daughter:Ender Doruk
    • Marriage:Talat Artemel (actor, director, scriptwriter), İhsan Doruk
    • Friends:Nazım Hikmet (poet), Hikmet Feridun Es (journalist), Muhsin Ertuğrul (player, director, producer), Cahit Irgat (poet, actor and player), Agah Özgüç (writer, reviewer, journalist), Sami Ayanoğlu (actor, player, director, scriptwriter, producer), Haldun Taner (scritpwriter, lecturer, journalist), Jeyan Ayral Tözüm (film, theatre and dubbing artist), Osman Seden (director, scriptwriter and actor), Eşref Kolçak (actor), Haldun Dormen (player, director), Altan Erbulak (caricaturist, player, journalist)

    Commemorative Projects

    Documentary
    • 1999 Bir Cahide Vardı, belgesel, Director: Ülkü Erakalın
    • 1999 Bir Cahide Vardı (There was a Cahide), documentary, Director: Ülkü Erakalın
    • 2010 70-80-90, Masum, Küstah Fettan, (70-80-90, Innocent, Arrogant, Factitious), documentary, Filmmor Kadın Kooperatifi (Filmmor Women's Cooperative)
    • 2008 Dinmeyen Alkışlar (Never-ending Applauses), play, written by Gülsün Siren Kınal, Premier: 4 November 2008, Şehir Tiyatroları, Üsküdar Musahipzade Celal Sahnesi, İstanbul
    Awards to celebrate her memory
      1999 Cahide Sonku Best Actress Performance Award of Cinema Scriptwriters Association (SİYAD) since 1999

    Further Reading

    Sources

    Quoted Sources
    • See the "Further Reading" section
    Sources of Visual Images

    Translation into English: Faruk Kural, Istanbul, Turkey
    Editing: Susan Strane, Chilmark, Massachusetts, USA

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