The films “Yaban” and “Suna” from the 29th Adana International Competition films were screened, and interviews were held with Arif Keskiner and Zeynep Atakan.
On the 3rd day of the 29th Adana International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival, the competition films “Yaban” and “Suna” appeared before the audience.
An escape story “Wild”
“Wild”, directed by director Tareq Daoud by writing the script, is his first feature film. In addition to the director, the actors and film crew attended the screening of the film, which is about an escape story. In the post-film question-and-answer session, director Tareg Daoud said that he shot the movie four years ago and it was only shown because of the pandemic. To the question about the metaphors in the movie, “Metaphors are a broad topic. The butterfly is a symbol in many languages… This is a journey to madness. Reaching anywhere realistically. Getting into more fantastic, subjective subjects gradually. There are icons all over the movie, but the butterfly is a very good example,” he replied. Doğanay Ünal, the leading actor of the movie, said that the role of Osman is actually an unfortunate character and that he finally listened to his conscience.
A woman stuck in rooms “Suna”
Director Çiğdem Sezgin’s second feature film “Suna” premiered at Esas 01 Burda AVM Cinemapink. In the interview moderated by Burak Göral after the screening, the screenwriter and director of the film Cigdem Sezginlead actors Nurcan Eren and Tarık Papuçcuoğlu, production coordinator Tahir Soylu, art director Osman Özcan answered the questions.
Çiğdem Sezgin said, “In the film, I tried to look at both the female and male characters from an equal distance. As much as possible, I try not to put my identity on the director’s desk or while writing the script. I tried to describe this movie through the female character.” said. Nurcan Eren, the lead actress, said, “I am very excited. I am very happy to be in Adana. There are several Sunas I have seen in my life, not one Suna. I am very impressed by Suna’s story.” made statements.
Tarık Papuççuoğlu, one of the leading actors of the movie, said, “I came to Set as Tarık, first I wondered about Veysel, then I tried to find him, and finally I found him thanks to my director. I have had both Veysels and Sunas in my life.” said. Among those who watched the movie was Şenay Gürler, who was a guest actor in the movie.
The interview held after the screening of the documentary by Arif Keskiner, one of the legendary names of Turkish Cinema, attracted great interest.
The documentary “Bir Life Arif Keskiner”, which features sections from the life of journalist, actor, publisher director, film reporter, film director, even photo-novelist, film producer and one of the most important cornerstones of Turkish cinema, Arif Keskiner, was screened at the City Theater Hall. After the screening with the participation of Adana Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Zeydan Karalar and Arif Keskiner, a conversation was held under the moderation of Baran Seyhan, the producer of the documentary. Arif Keskiner, journalist-author Turhan Günay, Turkish Publishers Association President Kenan Kocatürk and writer Melih Güneş attended the conversation.
“A great cultural wealth”
Baran Seyhan, the producer of the Arif Keskiner documentary, said that there is no archival culture in our country, “I faced this once again while making the documentary and I was very upset. For example, there are no images for which he received an Honor Award at this festival, we could not find them. There is no archive for the film festival in Antalya,” he said. Seyhan stated that they tried to see Arif Keskiner not only as a filmmaker, but also from the perspective of Arif Keskiner. “For us, there was primarily a human figure of Arif Keskiner. Apart from that, there is a great wealth. This richness is a cultural treasure,” he said. Arif Keskiner, on the other hand, thanked everyone who made the documentary, “Something permanent has happened, life comes and goes. We came and we will go like everyone else. At least they should say that there is such a poor person,” he said.
“A producer is the person who plans the entire journey of a movie, from concept to sales and marketing.”
Producer Zeynep Atakan, who has her signature on important films of Turkish cinema, came together with moviegoers and students. Answering the questions of the participants, Zeynep Atakan shared her experiences on new generation methods in filmmaking. Atakan; “When a scenario is finished in Turkey, we consider it as a project. One of the most important elements of the project is the script, but for it to be called a project, there must be a director or producer next to it. Or there is no script, the producer and the director have to come together and find a screenwriter. There is a confusion of terms here. Of course, the producer puts money, first of all, he puts his labor. But the producer is the person who plans the whole journey of a movie from the idea stage to the sales and marketing stage, and continued the conversation by defining the production.
As part of the 29th International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival, master actors Selda Alkor, Zihni Göktay and Halil Ergün came together in an interview held at Esas 01 Burda AVM. In the interview moderated by Bircan Silan, master actors shared their memories of their artistic life with the audience. At the end of the interview, Zihni Göktay sang the song “Lüküs Hayat”.
Adana Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Zeydan Karalar met with the students before the special screening of my movie Electric Wars, which was held at the Main 01 Burda AVM Cinemapink. Karalar, who stayed in the TED Adana Bekir Sapmaz Student Dormitory and met with the students before the movie, also took photos with the students.