Reha Erdem & Fırat Yücel Where Worlds Meet: A Conversation About Making Two Films (Jîn and Singing Women) at Once
24 February 2013 (13:00 - 15:00), SALT Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema
Reha Erdem & Fırat Yücel
Reha Erdem began his filmmaking career in 1989 with Oh Moon, and went on to establish himself as one of Turkey’s most interesting and original writer-directors with Run for Money (1999), Mommy, I’m Scared (2004), Times and Winds (2006), My Only Sunshine (2008) and Cosmos (2009). Mommy, I’m Scared and Cosmos won him the Best Director award at Turkey’s Golden Orange and Golden Boll Film Festivals. His latest two films are Jîn and Singing Women, which he shot and edited almost simultaneously.
One of the founders of Altyazı monthly film magazine, Fırat Yücel has been acting as the editor-in-chief at Altyazı since 2001, as well as contributing to journals such as Konak Beykoz, İstanbul, Geniş Açı, Katharsis, Bant, Rolling Stone, Aralık, Picus, and newspapers like Akşam, Radikal and Birgün. Yücel is a board member of the Turkish Film Critics Association, and has written music for some short films. He is also the editor of a book on Reha Erdem’s filmography. Join two of the most interesting names in contemporary Turkish cinema for what promises to be an intimate exploration of the subtleties of Erdem’s filmmaking.
Please join us for this talk where Reha and Fırat will discuss the creative processes involved in the making of Jîn and Singing Women.