Corridor, competing in the National Feature Competition, had its Istanbul premiere at the 9th Bosphorus Film Festival.
Within the scope of the 9th Bosphorus Film Festival’s National Feature Competition, the screening and Istanbul premiere of Corridor was held on October 25 at Atlas 1948 Cinema with the participation of the film crew in a Q&A session after the screening. Among the participants were the writer and director Erkan Tahhuşoğlu, one of the cast Emel Göksu, director of photography İlker Berke and co-producer İris Tahhuşoğlu. The event was moderated by film critic Rıza Oylum.
About two elderly sisters who have to live in the same house, the film passes on the story of lonely siblings with the use of only one location.
“These two women that have been living with me for many years.”
First to speak was director Erkan Tahhuşoğlu. He introduced the crew and thanked the audience for their interest. On the question about how the idea of the film came up, Tahhuşoğlu started off by saying that the project was in his in mind for a long time. He quoted that “These two women have been living with me for many years,” and that the main issue for him was the choice to reflect the time spent by two siblings with opposing characters who both struggle with loneliness. He added that he thought for a long time on the best way to reach audiences. He pointed out that rather than telling a story, the film focuses on loneliness and aging.
“I fell in love with the script.”
Emel Göksu, one of the leading cast, was asked about her relationship with the project. Göksu replied, “Firstly I read the script and was amazed at the narrative of such a young director. After I met him, I realized he was very emotional and had a special soul.” The successful actress complimented on the approach of the director that she had a problem at the shooting and told them they could find another actress, but Tahhuşoğlu approached in a wonderful way.
The director of photography İlker Berke said they worked cooperatively with the director in a minimalist way and in the end a good project evolved. İlker Berke also said that they aimed to capture and use the already existing lights, and added that the only hard part was the narrow space, but they managed to find creative solutions.
Tuesday October 25 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-production 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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