İnanır honored at eastern film festival

İnanır honored at eastern film festival

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İnanır honored at eastern film festival

Veteran Turkish actor Kadir İnanır poses with his award at the opening ceremony. DHA photo

The 7th International Dadaş Flm Festival opened on May 14 in the eastern province of Erzurum. Famous Turkish actor Kadir İnanır received the festival’s Honorary Award at the opening ceremony.

Two exhibitions were also opened at the ceremony as part of the festival. The first is an exhibition by Iranian artist Hafez Ahmadi, “Iranian Film and Photography,” and the other is an exhibition of posters for İnanır’s films, curated by Vadullah Taş.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, the festival chairperson Nil Gürpınar said the theme of this year’s festival was “children’s rights.” She said that Iranian cinema and culture would be highlighted in the international section of the festival. Films made in 2011 and 2012 films will compete in the competition section of the festival, and for the first time this year the festival will present the winners with cash awards.

Iranian consul-general to Erzurum Reza Kılıçhan said that it was a great honor to organize the Iranian film week as part of the festival in Erzurum, and that the program had been prepared with the help of many organizations.

‘An important film to be made in Trabzon’

“I will go to Istanbul from here, and then to Batum,” said İnanır, speaking at the ceremony, “and later, I will be involved in making an important film in Turkish cinema history in Trabzon. This is why I have grown a beard. I will play a character we respect in our society. I am very excited.” İnanır said that some values are significant for an artist. “We should not neglect our culture and arts, but protect them. We should become a society of art.”

Deputy Governor İzgür Arslan presented the award to İnanır following his speech. The ceremony continued with a screening of the films “Güneş Tutulması” (Solar Eclipse) and “Bir Ayrılık” (A Separation).