Merhaba Güzel Vatanim
- 31. October 2019
- Turkey, 2019
- 99 min.
- Directed by: Cengiz Özkarabekir
- Cast: Yetkin Dikinciler, Serkan Altıntaş, Berna Laçin
- In Turkish with subtitles
“Merhaba Güzel Vatanim – Hello, My Beautiful Homeland”, the script of which was written by Ahmet Ümit, tells the life story of the famous Turkish poet Nâzım Hikmet. At the same time, the film is about Ahmet Ümit, who, like Nâzım Hikmet, had also lived in Moscow and was a great admirer of the poet.
Through a moving depiction of the tumultuous lives of Nâzım Hikmet and Ahmet Ümit, “Merhaba Güzel Vatanim – Hello, My Beautiful Homeland” offers a panorama of different eras across a geography spanning from Turkey to Moscow. While Nâzım Hikmet penned works that came to be known around the world, Ahmet Ümit took inspiration from the poet and, drawing on the restorative power of art and literature, saved his own life, ultimately becoming a globally renowned writer.