Film on Bosnia released on gala night
ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency
The crew of the film ‘Crossroads’ pose on the gala night in Istanbul. AA photoThe gala of Turkish director Faysal Soysal’s film “Üç Yol” (Crossroads) was held at the Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall on Oct. 22. Foreign Affairs Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s wife Sare Davutoğlu, Turkish public broadcaster TRT’s general director İbrahim Şahin, director Soysal, actors and many other guests attended the event.
Şahin said TRT was very selective and “Crossroads” was one of the films they provided support to. “The war and massacre in Bosnia and Herzegovina showed us that we need to live a life in common. TRT made a live broadcast for 26 hours for the first in its history during the war,” he said. Speaking about the difficulties in making the movie, Şahin said they also visited Iran with director Soysal during the film’s shooting. “Great efforts were made for this film. I hope it will be successful in the box office,” he added.
Completed in four years
Director Soysal said the film was completed in nearly four years in places like Sarajevo, Mostar and Istanbul. “We have actors from Croatia, Turkey and Albania in the film and four languages including Kurdish, English, Turkish and Bosnian.
The film is about the losses faced after the Bosnian war, mass graves and the ancient city of Hasankey’s flooding under dam water. This is the last film to be made in Hasankeyf, which will unfortunately disappear next year,” he said.
The film will be released on Oct. 25.