Elveda Rumeli / TV Series – ATV
By In Series On December 16, 2011
A warm, nostalgic look at recent Turkish history Lighting Equipment & Technical Crew Gaffer-D
Elveda Rumeli (Farewell Rumeli) is a comedy/drama series that nostalgically reminisces the period that would see the collapse of the Empire – the fin-de-siecle of the 19th century. Through the ordinary lives of the members of a Turkish family in Macedonia, it gently and wistfully examines the beginnings of the end of an era. Part sitcom, part family drama, the stories are (perhaps inevitably) limited to the conventions of a soap opera. More than the stories, which are largely predictable and overly romantic, it is the loving recreation of the small Balkan town and the wonderful music of the period that grab the interest. Lead actors are excellent and they manage to inject complexity into their essentially stereotypical characters. If the comedy is a little broad and requires an acquired taste and the drama is overwrought and formulaic, production values more than make up for it. Gaffer-D is proud to provide the full lighting equipment and technical assistance lighting crew for the show.
More than anything, it is worth seeing just to remember that the ‘civilized’ Europe that condescendingly refuses to accept Turkey into its uneasy Union was decidedly vulgar and blood-thirsty when compared to the super power of Ottoman Empire just over a century ago. I hope that English subtitles will be made available and the series will find a wider audience outside Turkey, where it is already an immense hit.
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