Saturday, October 23, 2010

Mahpeyker - A Life of Kosem

Billed as a fresh take on one of the most famous and powerful women in Ottoman imperial history, ‘Mahpeyker’ hopes to provide a multidimensional portrait of Kösem Sultan, but in the end it simply reinforces her image as the power-crazy queen mother. Sadly, Tarkan Özel’s film fails to depict how a naïve young girl became the empire’s leading power.

See also:  my September post: Film: Mahpeyker and my post Kosem

No comments: