Commitment Hasan

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Film Info
Original Title:Baglilik Hasan
Festival Programs:World Cinema
Family Drama
Release Year:2021
Runtime:147 min
Festivals & Awards:2021 Sao Paolo IFF - Critics Prize Best Film
Print Source:Films Boutique
Director:Semih Kaplanoglu
Producer:Semih Kaplanoglu
Furkan Yesilnur
Cinematographer:Özgür Eken
Screenwriter:Semih Kaplanoglu
Editor:Semih Kaplanoglu
Principal Cast:Umut Karadag
Filiz Bozok
Gökhan Azlag
Ayse Günyüz Demirci
Mahir Günsiray


While many Americans might be able to make a considerable list of films that deal with the complexities of the Christian faith, they would be hard-pressed to name the titles of those that have a comparable view of Islamic beliefs. Fortunately, the fascinating Commitment Hasan from veteran Turkish multi-hyphenate Semih Kaplanoglu belongs in the latter category. Exemplifying the conflict between tradition and modernity, it centers on an Anatolian farmer, Hasan, and his wife Emin, who are preparing for their upcoming pilgrimage to Mecca. But pilgrims can only make their way to this sacred place once they have obtained the blessing of all those they have wronged. And for Hasan this will prove a particularly onerous task. Over the course of the film, we see that our protagonist isn’t quite the virtuous man he first seemed and who he believes himself to be. Winner, Best Film, Critics’ Prize, São Paulo.

Director Biography

Semih Kaplanoglu

Originally a copywriter for major advertising firms, Semih Kaplanoglu is now one of Turkey’s most acclaimed filmmakers. He is the director of the features Away from Home (2003), Angel’s Fall (2004), Egg (2007), Milk (2008), Honey (2010), Grain (2017), and the first two films in his “Commitment” trilogy: Commitment (2019) and Commitment Hasan (2021)?.