Awarded film returns to the screen
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily NewsThe Golden Orange Film Festival will bring Tan Oral’s famous feature “Sansür” (Censor) back to the screen, reported daily Hürriyet.
The animated feature was made in 1970 but never shown on television as intended due to censorship. “Censor” has won TRT’s television Culture and Science and Art Award in the 16-millimeter film category. The movie also won the Big Prize of the competition. However, TRT failed to ever broadcast the film after the award ceremony.
In 1975 the movie returned to win the Big Prize in the Akşehir-Nasrettin Hoca short movie competition and in 1997 was published as a book. The book was sent to an attorney and later sued. A court ruled to publish the book with a label stating “not suitable for those under 18” and “subject to threat.”
The main focus of the film is not to be desperate and overcome the censor with cinema. The film merely existed within this idea, said Oral, adding that the film’s struggle against censorship has not yet finished. The Golden Orange Film Festival is organized by the Antalya Municipality and the Antalya Culture and Arts Foundation (AKSAV).