Film on mystic to be released in January
Yunus Emre is portrayed by Devrim Evin in ‘Yunus Emre: Voice of Love.” He is Considered a pioneer of the philosophy of universal humanism.
A new film about the life and times of 13th-century mystic Yunus Emre will be released on Jan. 10, 2014.
According to a written statement, the film “Yunus Emre: Aşkın Sesi” (Yunus Emre: Voice of Love), directed by Kürşat Kızbaz, tells the tale of Yunus Emre and his search for self on the path of Divine Love. Yunus Emre is portrayed by Devrim Evin, while the cast also features Ahmet Mekin as Hacı Bektaş Veli; Altan Erekli as Jalaluddin Rumi, the poet, theologian and Sufi mystic known to the West simply as Rumi; and Bülent Emin Yarar as Taptuk Emre.
Considered a pioneer of the philosophy of universal humanism, Yunus Emre embraced all of humanity, no matter their language, religion or race. His message of tolerance, love and divine love endures from the 13th century to the present, captured in the humanist themes of the poetry he wrote in Turkish. The life and philosophy of Yunus Emre are brought to the screen with all the poetry and historical texture of the 13th century.
Shooting of the film took place on location at historical sites. Sets were also constructed, while clothing and accessories were painstakingly designed to reproduce life in the 13th century. The score draws on the traditional instruments of Anatolia in the 13th century to create music that is symphonic.