24.9. - 3.10.2020

SaroyanLand Turkey 2013 | 72 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2013

Lusin Dink

Lusin Dink (*1981) studied film in Istanbul and worked as an AD for many directors, including Terry Cunningham, Xavier Gens and Ugur Yucel. After two shorts, Saroyanland is her debut feature.

rated for 0 + years
On the trail of the US writer William Saroyan, Pulitzer prizewinner and child of Armenian immigrants from Bitlis in Eastern Anatolia. His parents' origin was always a theme of his books, but Saroyan didn't actually visit his roots until 1964 when in his mid-fifties. In this poetic reenactment, the writer is reinvigorated by the journey to Bitlis, as a shadow with hat and coat. And even if he is never fully seen, his presence is tangible, in reminiscences and excerpts from his work which accompany the pictures.

Screening on 01.10. in attendance of:
Lusin Dink (Director)
Orig. Title: Saroyan Ülkesi
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Armenian, English, Turkish
Section: Wort!
Director: Lusin Dink
Screenplay: Lusin Dink
Cast: Ara Mgrdician, Artur Norikyan, Kevork Malikyan, Yalçin Çilingir, Sevinç Erol
Producer: Soner Alper,Lusin Dink
Sprachfassung: OV with English subtitles
Music: Francois Courtier, Bartek Gliniak, Gomidas
Director of Photography: Thomas Mauch, Emre Basaran
Production Design: Asli Çökük
Editor: Eytan Ipeker, Umut Sakallioglu, Ali Aga
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Nar Film
Production: Nar Film


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