Ömer Kavur (18 June 1944 – 12 May 2005) was a Turkish film director, producer and screenwriter. He directed 14 films between 1974 and 2003. His film Gece Yolculuğu was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival.[1] Nine years later, his film Akrebin Yolculuğu was screened in the same section at the 1997 Festival.[2]

Ömer Kavur
Born(1944-06-18)18 June 1944
Ankara, Turkey
Died12 May 2005(2005-05-12) (aged 60)
Resting placeZincirlikuyu Cemetery
OccupationFilm director
Film producer
Years active1974–2003

He died on May 12, 2005, of lymphoma at his home in Teşvikiye, Istanbul, and was buried at the Zincirlikuyu Cemetery following the religious funeral service held at the Teşvikiye Mosque.[3]



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Gece yolculugu". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 29 July 2009.
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Akrebin Yolculuğu". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
  3. ^ "Ömer Kavur toprağa verildi". NTV MSNBC (in Turkish). 30 May 2005. Retrieved 21 October 2011.

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