|Ay Lav Yu|
|Directed by||Sermiyan Midyat|
|Produced by||Sinan Çetin
|Written by||Sermiyan Midyat|
|Studio||Plato Film Production|
|Release date(s)||March 12, 2010|
|Running time||102 mins.|
Ay Lav Yu is a 2010 Turkish comedy film directed by Sermiyan Midyat.
Yusuf Ağa, the local administrator of the tiny southeast Anatolian village of Tinne, keeps sending petitions to high level state officials to make the voice of his village heard by the central government. Years ago, Yusuf abandoned his son, İbrahim, in the courtyard of a university so that he could get a good education and become an important man. There, İbrahim was found by Father Hana, who raised him and gave him a good life. Now İbrahim has turned 30, and he returns to his village -- along with his girlfriend, Jessica. But will the tiny village of Tinne become the new home of İbrahim and Jessica?
The film opened across Germany on March 11, 2010and across Turkey and Austria on March 12, 2010 at number seven in the Turkish box office chart with an opening weekend gross of $274,525.
|March 12, 2010||Turkey||116||7||$274,525|
|March 11, 2010||Germany||32||32||$80,690|
|March 12, 2010||Austria||4||21||$19,426|
The film has made a total gross of $274,525.
Emrah Güler, writing for Hürriyet Daily News, describes the film as, a comedy on cultural differences between the residents of a remote village and Americans with a newfound paranoia of Muslims after 9/11, and recomeds it to, Those who would like to see how a director from Turkey perceives Islamophobia by Americans.