Ata Demirer premieres his new film abroad
BERLIN - Anatolia News Agency
In ‘Berlin Tiger’ Ata Demirer plays a boxer living in Germany. The film was premiered in Berlin and Amsterdam.The latest film by Ata Demirer “Berlin Kaplanı” (Berlin Tiger) was celebrated with a gala in Berlin on Jan. 28.
“I have experienced many things and when I turned into 40, I decided to make them a film. I hope you enjoyed it, too,” said Demirer, the movie’s writer and star.
The gala, organized at Alhambra Movie Theater in Wedding neighborhood, was attended by the film team Necati Bilgiç, Tarık Ünlüoğlu, Nihal Yalçın, Özlem Türkad, Julia Dietze, Hakan Algül as well as Turkish Ambassador to Berlin Hüseyin Avni Karslıoğlu, Berlin State Assembly members Emine Demirbüken-Wegner and Özcan Mutlu.
Demirer said the story told in the film was not his own. “But I have so many relatives that I grew up with this story. We used to wait for our relatives from abroad every summer to bring us chocolate,” he said.
Demirer said they had not planned to view the film with an audience but they had changed mind when they saw people’s interest. The film would be better understood by people living away from their own land, he told a press conference held after the film screening
“The character uses many foreign words. It is better perceived by Turkish people living abroad,” Demirer said, adding that he would not make a sequel to the film since he had another stories in mind.
Following its premiere in Berlin, another gala event was organized in Amsterdam on Jan. 29. Demirer also watched the movie with the audience.