Competition: Win Verve Pictures’ ‘Kosmos’ on DVD *closed*

Rightly lauded by Sight & Sound, Time Out and yours truly, Reha Erdem’s unique and challenging Turkish romance Kosmos (2010) is now available to own on DVD courtesy of UK distributor Verve Pictures. To celebrate this release, we’ve kindly been given THREE DVD copies of the film to give away to our world cinema-obsessed readers. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

Kosmos (Sermet Yesil) is a thief who works miracles. He appears as if from nowhere, on the outskirts of a snow swept timeless border town, to rescue a local boy from drowning in the river. He is hailed as a miracle worker and the town’s local men folk go out of their way to make him feel at home. Kosmos is an unusual man. He doesn’t appear to eat or sleep and scales trees with animal like ability. When it becomes clear that he would rather steal than work to repay the hospitality they have shown him, the locals soon start to tire of their most recent inhabitant.

Kosmos ruffles some more feathers when he declares that he is looking for love, setting his sights on the beautiful sister of the boy he saved. Despite being weary of our protagonist’s bizarre behaviour, they cannot fail but notice his special talent of curing the sick and many seek his magic powers. The villagers turn on him, however, when a young boy, whose muteness he had cured, dies. Kosmos has no choice but to flee the town and head back in to the wilderness from where he came.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE DVD copies of Reha Erdem’s Kosmos, just answer the following simple question:

How many features had Turkish director Reha Erdem made prior to Kosmos?

a) 1
b) 3
c) 5

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Kosmos’), answer and postal address in the comment box provided.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

Kosmos is available to own on DVD now, courtesy of Verve Pictures.

The competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 30 August, 2012.

Daniel Green

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