Director and producer. Born in 14 October 1944, İskeçe/Greece. He started his education in İskeçe. When he won the scholarship in 1956; he moved to Turkey and studied at Istanbul Erkek High School. His movies are generally characterized by the quick editing that was the influence of his position as editor.
He worked as assistant director for the first time in Mehmet Aslan’s “Hakanların Savaşı” in 1968. After he became professional in the sector in time; he worked with famous directors like Remzi Jöntürk, Atıf Yılmaz, Yılmaz Güney, Natuk Baytan and Osman Seden. In 1974, due to Yılmaz Güney’s arrest on the first days of the shootings; he assumed the directorship of the movie, Endişe. He won “The Best Director Award” in 12th Antalya Altın Portakal Film Festival with his debut. Winning the Golden Palm in Cannes Film Festival for “Yol” of which script was written by the famous Turkish director Yılmaz Güney; he achieved great success.
As one of the most productive directors of the Turkish cinema, Gören took place in small roles in his own movies. He generally made movies with the understanding of social reality and he also made blockbusters and documentaries. He focused on the city life and the relationship of the human and nature in his movies.
MAIN AWARDS: “The Best Director Award”, 12th Antalya Altın Portakal Film Festival, 1975; “The Third Best Movie”, 20th Antalya Altın Portakal Film Festival, 1982; “The Second Best Movie”, 20th Antalya Altın Portakal Film Festival, 1983; Sinema Yazarları, 1984; “Critics’ Award”, France, 1983; “Achievement in Cinema Award”, Turkish Ministry of Culture, 1986; “The Second Best Movie”, 23rd Antalya Altın Portakal Film Festival, 1986; Turkish Ministry of Culture, 1994; “Lifelong Honorary Award”, 36th Antalya Altın Portakal Film Festival, 1999.
MOVIES: Piyade Osman (1970), Endişe (1974), Köprü (1975), İki Arkadaş (1976), Taksi Şoförü (1976), Deprem (1976), İstasyon (1977), Nehir (1977), Derviş Bey (1978), Evlidir Ne Yapsa Yeridir (1978), Gelincik (1978), Derdim Dünyadan Büyük (1978), Almanya Acı Vatan (1979), Aşkı Ben Mi Yarattım (1979), Kır Gönlünün Zincirini (1980), Feryada Gücüm Yok (1981), Herhangi Bir Kadın (1981), Yol (1981), Tomruk (1982), Alişan (1982), Güneşin Tutulduğu Gün (1983), Derman (1983), Firar (1984), Gizli Duygular (1984), Güneş Doğarken (1984), Kan (1985), Kurbağalar (1985), Yılanların Öcü (1985), Sen Türkülerini Söyle (1986), Umut Sokağı (1986), Âdem İle Havva (1986) Beyoğlu'nun Arka Sokakları (1986), Katırcılar (1987), On Kadın (1987), Sen De Yüreğinde Sevgiye Yer Aç (1987), Polizei (1988), Abuk Sabuk Bir Film (1990), Fanatik (1990), Amerikalı (1993), Bana Babamı Anlat (2000), Kırık Ayna (2002), Serseri Âşıklar (2003).
DOCUMENTARIES: Kırmızı Yeşil, Patates soğan, Kimlik.