Özpetek to head Golden Boll Fest jury
CANNES - Anatolia News Agency
Famous Turkish director Ferzan Özpetek explains his pleasure at heading the Golden Boll jury, saying that it nurtures him to get involved in Turkish cinema. AA photoTurkish film director Ferzan Özpetek, who lives in Italy, will head the National Feature Film Competition jury of Turkey’s one of the most important film events, the Adana Golden Boll Film Festival.
Özpetek, who was attending an event organized at the Cannes Film Festival, said he was very excited about the decision of the festival committee. “Before anything else, I am very happy, because I can watch many films in a short space of time. I also joined the competition in Adana in 1997, it nurtures me to come to Turkey and get involved in Turkish cinema.”
Özpetek also said Cannes was a very successful film festival. “Both art and entertainment is presented,” he said.
Adana Deputy Mayor Zihni Aldırmaz, who made a written statement yesterday, said many sacrifices had been made for a splendid festival. “We have a professional festival team. We believe that this year’s festival will receive great interest from the world of cinema, as in previous years.”