Two Turkish films premiere in Berlin
BERLIN-Anatolia News Agency
The star of ‘Red Night’ Dilan Aksüt poses at the Berlin Film Festival. AA photoThe world premiere of Turkish director Emin Alper’s film “Tepenin Ardı” (Beyond the Hill) was made over the weekend at the 62nd Berlin Film Festival. The film was shown in the Forum section of the festival.
Speaking to press members before the screening at the Cinestar Movie Theater, Alper said Turkish cinema had been on rise for the last 10 years. “I hope this rise will continue. One of the most important factors here is the support provided by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. This support exists everywhere in the world but it only started in Turkey in 2000s. This has resulted in the appearance of a new generation in Turkish cinema. Thanks to this support, the new generation can make films.” Alper also said he was sorry that there was no Turkish film in the competition section of the festival.
Another Turkish film that made its premiere at the festival was Reis Çelik’s “Lal Gece” (Red Night), which was screened in the Generation 14plus section of the festival. Along with the director, the film’s stars İlyas Salman and Dilam Aksüt also attended the screening. Çelik said that his film was about marriage at young age, “but the real story of the film is the self-questioning of a man in this situation,” he added.