Film crew of The Hero In Me competing in the 9th Bosphorus Film Festival’s National Feature Competition participated in a Q&A session after having its Istanbul premiere.
Selected for the National Feature Competition, the screening of “The Hero In Me” took place on Monday, October 25 at Atlas 1948 Cinema. After the screening, a Q&A session was held with the crew. With great interest by the audience, the director Sinan Sertel, sceenwriter Ümit Cihan, actors Cüneyt Yalaz, Ulvi Kahyaoğlu and the film crew participated. The event was moderated by Arya Su Altıoklar.
The film is about Kahraman, whose father made him believe he was a superhero, going on a journey to find his superpower and bring his deceased father he lost in an accident back to life.
First to speak was director Sinan Sertel being asked if The Hero In Me was a box office film or not, and he replied that “That is a hard question. Unfortunately, I do not like to narrow down cinema. I take audiences very seriously. I focus on what the audience has to say. We talked about what should not be done, that was our main point.” He added that they could have put in more humor but chose not to, instead they tried to make a balance.
After one of the viewers asked the question “You tried something difficult, what path did you follow?”, Cüneyt Yalaz replied by saying that the role allowed him to put forth his potential and it was a unique experience as an actor. Ulvi Kahyaoğlu said that “We worked so hard on the modern character that we proceeded with conversations and discussions. It was not easy but I am satisfied with what came out.”
Tuesday October 26 Festival Program
On the fourth day of the 9th Bosphorus Film Festival, film screenings for the National Feature Competition and International Feature Competition will be held.
Screenings at Atlas 1948 Cinema will be Juja Dobrachkous’s “Bebia, My Only Desire” at 1 p.m., Danis Tanovic’s “Not So Friendly Neighbourhood” at 4p.m., Cemil Ağacıkoğlu’s “The Cage” at 6:30 p.m. and Selman Nacar’s “Between Two Dawns” at 9 p.m. sessions.
At Kadıköy Cinema, cinemagoers will be able to watch Will Sharpe’s “The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain” at 1 p.m., Ferit Karahan’s “Brother’s Keeper” at 4 p.m., Muhammet Çakıral’s “Dark Blue Night” at 6:30 p.m. and Erkan Tahhuşoğlu’s “Corridor” at 9.pm. sessions.
Another event within the scope of Bosphorus Film Lab will be “Minority Co-Production In Turkey” at 3:30 p.m. The event will be held at Akademi Beyoğlu Conference Hall with the participation of TRT Cinema Manager Faruk Güven, Eurimages Turkey Representative Ece Tarlan and producers Enes Erbay and Zeynep Koray, who will share their knowledge on film production funds for minority co-productions in Turkey.
With the contribution of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism Cinema General Directorate, official partnership of TRT, support of Global Communications Partner Anadolu Agency, official partnership of Beyoğlu Municipality and organized by the Bosphorus Culture and Arts Foundation, the 9th Bosphorus Film Festival will be hosting significant names in the sector along with internationally acclaimed cinema porfessionals in Istanbul. Details and inquires on films, events and screenings could be reached on www.bogazicifilmfestivali.com and on social media accounts.
Tickets Are On Mobilet!
Screenings of the 7-day Bosphorus Film Festival will be held physically at Atlas 1948 and Kadıköy cinemas.
Festival tickets for 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. screenings are 10 TL, 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. screenings are 15 TL. Short film screenings are 5 TL. Tickets could be purchased on mobilet.com or at the box office at Atlas 1948 and Kadıköy cinemas during the festival.
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