Beyaz, Iran, a village in Kerman Province, Iran
Beyaz Show, Turkish talk show
Beyazt ztrk, the host, also known as Beyaz
Beyaz peynir, Turkish cuisine
Eren Beyaz, Turkish basketball player
Beyaz (drug), an oral contraceptive
Beyaz peynir is produced in a variety of styles, ranging from non-matured cheese curds to a quite strong mature version. It is eaten plain, for example as part of the traditional Turkish breakfast, used in salads, and incorporated into cooked foods such as menemen, brek, gzleme and pide.
A painter who has lived a stormy life that still rages on in his 70s; a lawyer who, forced to retire after a heart attack, spends his time feeding snails and searching for the quiet life; a doctor weary of his job and abandoned by his wife; a businesswoman who has fashioned loneliness into a lifestyle... These are the regulars of Ankaras 25-year-old bar, Black & White, who gather here every evening. And then there is the bars manager Faruk, a stubborn, grumpy, touchy but extremely sweet man.
One day, Faruk announces that he can no longer go on running the bar, and wants to shut it down. The regulars try their best to dissuade him.
Ahmet Boyacolu, who made his feature directorial debut, following his award-winning 2001 short The Funeral (Turkish: Cenaze Treni), with this film, is according to Hrriyet Daily News reviewer Emrah Gler, a revered name for film enthusiasts in Turkey. Hes the founder of the Ankara Cinema Association; organizer of the traveling film festival, the Festival on Wheels; representative of Turkey in Eurimages; a crucial name in Turkeys Golden Boll Film Festival; and the unfaltering jury member and name covering various international film festivals for daily Radikal. And that, The cast and the crew are a testament to the respect and admiration felt for one of Turkeys ultimate cinema lovers.
Today's Zaman reviewer Emine Yldrm, states that this is, a film specifically addressing a certain group of peoplethose who are above 35, who are well off and those who consider themselves a part of a certain intellectual circle, and, for viewers who do not share the same socio-economic background or come from the same generation, the characters can come off as self-indulgent. This is not a film where much happens except for long group dialogues, Yldrm continues, and although the director, also portrays them in their personal, intimate and alone moments, these single character studies are somehow not enough to completely engage the audience. Yldrm further contends that, the characters that are best drawn out in this film are not the men but women, and, both female performances are close to perfect. The film has very sweet moments of friendship, and its restrained camera work and editing ooze a certain serenity and composure; however, according to Yldrm, one sometimes wishes that the makers of the film occasionally smashed this sterile world of modernity to pieces.