‘Oğul’ to be released in Europe
ANKARA - Agence France-Presse
The film has been appraised by critics in international film festivals abroad.
The Turkish film “Oğul” (The Son), featuring the stories of two fathers, will be released in German movie theaters Nov. 10.
The film, which has received much praise in international festivals, is scheduled to be released in other European countries as well.
The film was directed by Atilla Cengiz, produced by Canan Evcimen and stars Enes Atış, Rıza Akın, Şahin Ergüney, Gökhan Atalay and Kuvvet Yurdakul. “Oğul,” which was released in Turkey in October, was shown four times at the Montreal World Film Festival and has been invited for screenings at the Bombay and Chennai film festivals in India.
Evcimen said viewers empathized with the characters of the film and often shed tears by the end.
Some films made for box office success were easily able to find sponsors, but “Oğul” did not target the box office, Evcimen said. “This film does not have artists for the box office but has a wonderful staff. They put their heart into the film.”
She said the film was completed with support from the Culture and Tourism Ministry, as well as a handful other people who provided great help.
“This is such a striking story that people always ask us if it is real or not,” Evcimen said.
Evcimen said the film “will be first released in Germany. I hope that other European countries will follow it. I hope that the story, will ny receive interest from everyone.”